Image Blog


With emphasis on the visually compelling, this blog presents an array of marvellous, intriguing and instructive images, depictions and representations of knowledge emerging from the University of Cape Town’s research archive. We present - in no particular order - juxtapositions of delightful, curious and compelling pictures with links to their sources within the University.

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Chemical Engineering
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 - 17:15

Chemical engineering concerns itself with processes and devices which convert raw materials into products by chemical or physico-chemical means. In this apparatus no actual chemical process is taking place. Nonetheless, it demonstrates a range of principles and tools relevant in chemical engineering: solution flow, airlift, flotation, gravity separation, pipes, valves, three- phase systems, sparging, froth formation, etc.

World's first heart transplant
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 - 17:15

These are some of the documents relating to the world's first heart transplant, by Dr. Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur hospital, in Cape Town, in 1967. These documents are housed in UCT's Manuscripts and Archives department and the Heart of Cape Town museum. Letter written to Chris Barnard by American school children after he performed the first heart transplant.

Landsat TM image of the Sourthen Namib region
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 - 14:30

Landsat TM image of the southern Namib region around Dicker Willem, which is the prominent dark body in the centre showing the distinctive talus fan stretching SW. source

Subcellular localization of the myelin protein map
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 - 15:30

Subcellular localization of the myelin protein MBP (labelled red) in a cultured Xenopus oligodendrocyte. Cytoskeletal elements of the cellular processes are labelled by green immunofluorescence. source

Sociable weaver's nest
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 - 16:00
Sociable Weaver's nest, photographed in North West by A.M. Archer for PHOWN (Photos of Weaver Nests).
Colenso van Wyk field station
Thu, 19 May 2011 - 17:15

During the GEO200F Course in Second Year the class spends 10 days in the field at Laingsburg, to see a close-up of aerial photo of the terrain around the Colenso Van Wyk Field Station

Cederberg pygmy gecko
Tue, 17 May 2011 - 11:15

Cederberg pygmy gecko

The central 30 x 30 arcminutes of the norma cluster
Fri, 13 May 2011 - 17:15

The central 30 x 30 arcminutes of the norma cluster taken with the 2.2-m ESO/MPG telescope and the Wide Field Imager in B, V and I (narrow band). © ESO (taken by P.A. Woudt).

Dieter brandt site mapping
Thu, 05 May 2011 - 17:15

Dieter brandt site mapping

Earth's reconstruction
Wed, 04 May 2011 - 17:15

Earth's reconstruction

Lamp on rod
Tue, 03 May 2011 - 17:15

Image from the Physics department

Pathology learning centre
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 - 14:30