Prof. Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg
Head of Department

Co-Director of the ACGC, UCT
(Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre)

PhD Phil II, University of Basel (CH)

Contact details:
Department of Astronomy
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

RW James Building (Upper Campus)
Room 539
Phone: +27 21 650 5830
Fax: +27 21 650 4547

  Curriculum Vitae Publications

  Research Interests: Large Scale Structures and Streaming Motions in the Nearby Universe
  • The Zone of Avoidance
  • The Great Attractor
  • Systematic HI-Surveys (Parkes MB, MeerKAT, ASKAP)
        Projects with SALT
  • Formation and Transformation Studies of Superclusters at Intermediate Redshifts (using SALT and KAT)
  • The Search for Intermediate Black Holes at the Center of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies
  • The Dark Matter Content in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
      Teaching: AST5003F: Extragalactic Astronomy
    NASSP MSc course
        AST3003S: Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
    Third year undergraduate course in Astrophysics
       Postgraduate Students: Ed Elson (PhD, since 01/07)
    Quantifying the Properties of Low Surface Brightness Galaxies via High Resolution HI Synthesis Observations
        Ihab Riad (PhD, since 01/07)
    Mapping the Great Attractor Wall across the Optical and 2MASS Zone of Avoidance
        Paul Kotze (PhD, since 05/07)
    The Evolution and Transformation of Galaxies in Superclusters at Intermediate Redshifts
        Wendy Williams (MSc, since 02/09)
    A multiwavelength study of HI galaxies in the Zone of Avoidance
        Kosma von Maltitz (MSc, since 07/09)
    Galaxies inthe ZOA: Does Vela hide a massive overdensity at 20000km/s?
      Graduated UCT Students: Bonita de Swardt (PhD, 2009)
    The Structure, Stellar Content and Dynamics of Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Volume
    Currently postdoc at SAAO
        Michelle Cluver (PhD, 2009)
    The Nature and Nurture of a Starburst Supermassive HI Galaxy: HIZOA J0836-43
    Currently postdoc at CalTech
        Tana Jospeh (MSc, 2009)
    Towards an HI Census of the Local SDSS Galaxies
    Currently PhD at University of Southampton
        Nikki Pekeur (MSc, with distinction, 2009)
    Investigating the Relationship between the HI and Optical Diameter for a Sample of Galaxies from the Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS)
    Currently PhD at UNW, Potchefstroom
        Nebiha Shafi (MSc, 2008)
    A HI Search for Galaxies Hidden by the Milky Way behind the Galactic Bulge
    Currently PhD at HartRAO
        Roger Deane (MSc, with distinction, 2008)
    The Giant LSB Galaxy NGC 1512: A High Resolution Analysis of the HI, Star Formation and Dark Matter in this Nearby Interacting Galaxy
    Currently PhD at Oxford
        James Tagg (MSc, 2008)
    Optimisation of the NIR Survey Strategy in Unveiling Galaxies in the Great Attractor
        Rosalyn Skelton (MSc, with distinction, 2007)
    The Infrared Luminosity Function of the Norma Cluster
    Currently PhD at MPIA Heidelberg
        Paul Kotze (MSc, 2007)
    A Deep Photometric Survey of the Abell Cluster S0423. - A Pilot Study for the UCT SALT Supercluster Survey
    Currently PhD, UCT

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