After the latest round of NRF rating evaluations, the Astronomy department is proud to announce it now hosts four NRF A-rated researchers. Prof Brian Warner maintained his A rating for another cycle of 6 years. Prof Russ Taylor and Prof Patricia Whitelock gained a new A rating in 2014. Together with Prof Michael Feast, the Astronomy Department proudly hosts four A-rated researchers, highlighting the high impact research done in the department.
The photo shows members of the Astronomy department at a recent research retreat at Mont Fleur. From left to right: Prof Claude Carignan (SKA SARChI), Prof Tom Jarrett (NRF SARChI), A/Prof Patrick Woudt (deputy HoD), Dr Ed Elson (postdoc), Dr Sarah Blyth, Prof Russ Taylor (UCT/UWC/SKA chair: newly A rated), Dr Kurt van der Heyden, Dr Lee Townsend (postdoc), Prof Brian Warner (A rated), Dr Liz Bartlett (postdoc), Dr Jonathan Zwart (postdoc), Dr Vanessa McBride (UCT/SAAO), Dr Yanick Libert (postdoc), Dr Christina Magoulas (postdoc), Prof Michael Feast (A rated), and Prof Patricia Whitelock (SAAO/UCT: newly A rated). Not in this photograph is Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg (HoD).