Science Faculty's Professor Peter Dunsby honoured at NSTF Awards

18 Jul 2016 - 12:30


Professor Peter Dunsby:(pictured above) Professor of Cosmology and Co-Director: Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics received an award for research capacity development over the last five to ten years.

Dunsby’s strategy for developing human capital has over the past twelve years focused on a pioneering initiative to develop the next generation of astronomers and space scientists – The National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme. He has also developed a highly successful integrated research programme in his own discipline (theoretical cosmology), involving postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and international collaborators, which has led to a significant growth of research capacity at UCT and at other tertiary institutions in South Africa.