Who? Alessandro Medici What? PhD Researcher on Design Where? Cape Peninsula University of Technology I am a PhD student in the School of Design at the University of Leeds (UK). I am currently in Cape Town as part of the PARTY project (PARticipatory development with the Youth), a EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme […]
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Il 5 febbraio 2018, presso la Sede del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, saranno assegnati i premi della Farnesina per ricercatori e “startupper” italiani all’estero che più si sono distinti nel Paese in cui operano. I premi, costituiti da una medaglia ed un diploma, saranno assegnati nel corso della Conferenza degli Addetti […]
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The ResearchNight.it conference series returned in style last night with its fifth instalment at the Centre for the Book. Jointly organised by the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape (NIRC) and the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town, ResearchNight.it aims to bring together the Italian community, friends of Italy and/or of science to discuss interesting […]
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Networks and graphs are all around us, even if we don’t notice much: roads, the electricity grid, the airline routes, the Uber taxis in Cape Town, even your group of real and Facebook friends – they’re all networks involving, if you bring it down to the basics, some nodes and links between these nodes. Scientists have been getting more and more interested in these networks and especially in classifying their ‘shape’. Are all networks the same? Are there ‘universal’ types of networks? Is a Facebook-friend network the same shape as an electricity grid network? How do networks evolve? What can we do with networks? These are some of the questions we discussed at our ResearchNight.it led by Dr Hugo Touchette.
Slides Available Here!
Dr Hugo Touchette is Chief Researcher at the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch. He moved there in 2013 after spending 9 years in the School of Mathematical Sciences, at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD from McGill University in Canada, where he is from.
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The first issue of our newsletter (coordinated by Fulvio Busatta) is now available!
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South Africa and Italy have pursued a successful bilateral research cooperation since 2000. This cooperation has financed numerous joint research projects between researchers which also included the training of students and young researchers. This current bilateral programme is due to end and the two countries have agreed to continue building on the previous success, grow […]
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Come and join us on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 6 pm and until 8 pm for the third ResearchNight.it organized by the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape (NIRC) and the Italian Consulate in Cape Town. The Bank club on 54 Queen Victoria Street will host a talk by Professor Ignazio Castellucci on Chinese Investment in Italian Football. The talk, which […]
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As part of our “Get to know us!” initiative, we would like to introduce you to Ilaria Canzani, now based at the University of Cape Town as a visiting Master’s student. “I am a young student in International Sciences. I got my BA in July 2015 at the University of Gorizia, and I am currently […]
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Pierguido Sarti, Science Attache’ at the Italian Embassy in Pretoria has kindly produced a directory of Italian Researchers in South Africa for the Italian-South African Chamber of Commerce showing the rapid increase in the number of Italians working at South African Universities and Research Institutes. Please get in touch with Pierguido if you wish to be added […]
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