Kenzo Abrahams is UWC’s first CERN PhD bursary holder

Kenzo Abrahams is the first student from the University of the Western Cape to obtain the prestigious CERN PhD bursary.

Described as probably the most logical student, Abrahams is currently building his career in nuclear physics.

He worked at iThema LABS in Somerset West for two months before he went to Switzerland to take his place at the world-famous institution which houses the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider in a tunnel 27km in circumference.

He is investigating the conundrum of why nuclei follow a zig-zag of different shapes.

My experiment falls part of a bigger experiment that my supervisor is working on.

PhD Physics student, Kenzo Abrahams

I have specific nucleus to analyse and then other students in the group also have nuclei and their final result will form part of my project

PhD Physics student, Kenzo Abrahams

Listen to the full interview below......


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Kenzo Abrahams is UWC’s first CERN PhD bursary holder


702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Adulting 101: How and when to start your first investment

Adulting 101: How and when to start your first investment

CEO of Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka gives advice on how to start investing to ensure you retire peacefully without financial worries.

Businesses raise almost R7 million to save water in 228 schools

Businesses raise almost R7 million to save water in 228 schools

A week into the water challenge campaign, Prof Thinus Booysen calls for more pledges, with 42 schools to go to reach the target.

Friday deadline for taxpayers to submit tax returns

Friday deadline for taxpayers to submit tax returns

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Sars Group Executive about how this tax season has fared and the looming deadline.

Physics pro Wandile Mabanga puts Africa on the map with interactive puzzle

Physics pro Wandile Mabanga puts Africa on the map with interactive puzzle

Maths genius and entrepreneur Wandile Mabanga is helping people play and learn with his unique, interactive Map Blitz board game.

New matric study guides written by matrics

New matric study guides written by matrics

Presto Academy has developed four Matric Study Guides on Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Accounting to help learners.

The Naked Scientist unpacks the physics of popcorn

The Naked Scientist unpacks the physics of popcorn

Armed with a packet of popcorn, a high speed camera and a hotplate, scientists have found why, how and when kernels of corn pop.

Popular articles
7 tips on how to keep your child safe in public

7 tips on how to keep your child safe in public

Social worker and Childline manager Faiza Khota shares practical advise on how to help protect children in public spaces.

Soon you may not be able to light up in public (indoors or out!)

Soon you may not be able to light up in public (indoors or out!)

The Dept of Health is looking to introduce draft legislation that includes a complete ban on all smoking in public areas.

'KZN nudist beach would be a draw card for international tourism'

'KZN nudist beach would be a draw card for international tourism'

Chairman of KZN Naturists Association Christo Bothma says having the section of the South Coast beach will boost the economy.

New drug known as 'flakka' hits Durban

New drug known as 'flakka' hits Durban

Sam Pillay, founder and director of Anti-Drug Forum SA says once the drug takes effect, the user appears possessed.

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

A PDF version of the book has been doing the rounds since Sars and the State Security Agency threatened legal action.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Author Amanda Ndiki, celibate for 6 years describes her journey and how celibacy helped mend her sense of self.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.