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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

"Our Universe: Accident or Design" by Prof David Block

By Ronél Oosthuizen

Posted on 21 February 2012

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will host the astronomer Prof David Block as speaker on Friday, 2 March 2012.

David Block is an internationally renowned astronomer who has been featured on BBC television, a man who has addressed large audiences, an explorer of the cosmos, who encourages audiences around the world to “always look up, and never give up”! He is regularly interviewed on Radio 702, M-Net and other television stations. He has spoken at conferences and has been interviewed in the United States, Europe and Australia.
This presentation is both an intellectual and visual feast. Colour photographs show planets, nebulae, stars and galaxies – including some of the most distant objects discerned in the universe. Professor Block probes the meaning of the immensity and complexity of the universe and explores the evidence for design.

Date:       Friday, 2 March 2012
Time:      10:30 – 11:30 followed by light refreshments
Venue:    Mathematics Building 2-1

Interested in attending? RSVP by 28 February 2012 to Prof Ansie Harding at

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