From left to right: A/Prof Patrick Woudt (Acting Head: Astronomy Department), Dr Marilet Sienaert (Director: Research Office), Prof Danie Visser (DVC for Research), Prof Claude Carignan (incoming SA SKA SARChI professor)
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town is delighted to welcome Professor Claude Carignan as the incoming SKA SARChI chair in Multi-wavelength Extragalactic Astronomy. Prof Carignan is an expert on galaxy dynamics and dark matter. He is involved in the development of astronomical instrumentation on next generation telescopes and has been heavily involved in developing Astronomy in Burkina Faso. Prof Carignan comes to Cape Town from the University of Montreal (Canada).