Mr Bernard Mmame, a Master’s degree candidate in the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) node in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) at UKZN, has received a best oral presentation award at the Space Science division at the 63rd South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) 2018 Conference in Bloemfontein.
Mmame, who attained a BSc in Physics and Maths from the University of Malawi, completed his BSc Honours in Physics in the NASSP UKZN node in 2016. He is now doing a master’s research project investigating ultra-low frequency (ULF) pulsations during tailward reconnection for interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) northward, non-substorm intervals (TRINNI) events. His supervisor is Dr Judy Stephenson, with Professor Dave Walker and Dr Zolile Mtumela co-supervising his project.
‘I enjoyed the conference and learned a lot related to my field of study. I also met so many people doing things I would not even have thought possible,’ said Mmame.
Mmame thanked the NASSP for sponsoring his attendance at the conference.
Words: Christine Cuénod