Emeritus Professor George Ellis, from the Department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics has just received an honorary doctorate for WITS (honouring his work in Cosmology and Physics) and will also receive one from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, attached to the Sorbonne, in October (for his work in general relativity and Cosmology)
Dr Kevin Winter, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT launched the Peninsula Paddle in 2010, a guided annual 'study' tour of the city's waterways from Muizenberg to Milnerton on the Black River.
The Sousa Basin in Northeaster Brazil is known worldwide for its abundant dinosaur footprints. This week a team of Brazilian palaeontologists, led by Aline M. Ghilardi, from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, including Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT, announced the discovery of the first-ever dinosaur bone from Sousa.
Professor Peter Dunsby, from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics was recently honoured at the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards