Peter DunsbyDate:2017-04-09   Click:702

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Peter Dunsby is currently head of department and full professor of gravitation and cosmology in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

He has published extensively in theoretical cosmology, teaches under- graduate and postgraduate courses in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and works closely with his graduate students and postdocs. He is regularly invited to lecture at local and international meetings and has a proven track record in fund raising and in the management of large research grants.

In 2003 he secured a bid to host the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) at the University of Cape Town and served as director of this programme until July 2013.

Over the past thirteen years NASSP has made a major contribution to human resource development in Astronomy and the Space Science in Southern Africa. Together with Renee Kraan-Korteweg, he he co-founded the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC) at UCT. With a membership of more than 80 staff, postgraduate students and postdocs, this centre is one of the largest research units of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2006 he was awarded the British Association (silver) medal from South African Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) award for Human Capacity Development in 2016.

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