Department of Physics

Prof AE Botha

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Physics
Associate Professor
Tel: 011 670 9077

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Fields of academic interests

Theoretician: Solid State, Condensed Matter, Computational 

My main research area is in Computational Physics, focusing on nonlinear dynamic models of various physical systems. My projects involve the study of chaotic behavior, parametric resonance and various synchronization effects. I’m currently involved in at least  three specific areas of active  research, namely, (i) Monte Carlo Modelling of Spin Systems, (ii) Chaos theory and the ‘close to the edge’ phenomenon and (iii) Systems of Josephson junctions and related models.