WITS Student Wins Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize!

Congratulations to Nokwazi Mphuthi whose paper, titled “Are Bessel beams resilient to aberrations and turbulence?”, was selected by the editors of the Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A), as the top paper published in the Journal by an emerging researcher in 2018. The editors were particularly impressed by the originality of the study, the depth of the scientific analysis, and the clarity of presentation. Nokwazi is a PhD student working on using structured light to improve laser ranging efficiency. The project is in collaboration with the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory under the National Research Foundation.