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UCT RESEARCH REPORT 2012

Mr Kenneth Rafel

Lecturer; mathematics education

Dr Jesse Ratzkin

Lecturer, geometric analysis

Dr Neill Robertson

Lecturer; functional analysis; locally convex spaces;

descriptive set theory; infinite-dimensional holomorphy

Dr Deon Solomons

Lecturer; thermodynamics of spacetime; Interference and

diffraction phenomena in gravitational lensing; structure

formation in the universe; theories of higher order gravity

Dr Holger Spakowski

Lecturer; theoretical computer science; computational

complexity

Dr Christine Swart

Lecturer; cryptography

Dr Vitali Vougalter

Lecturer, nonlinear analysis, partial differential equations,

mathematical biology

Senior Research Scholar

Emeritus Distinguished Professor George Ellis

Distinguished Professor of complex systems; cosmology

and general relativity theory; emergence and functioning

of complex systems, including the human brain; science

policy; mathematics and science education and religion;

social indicators

Research staff

Dr Anabela Brandão

Senior Research Officer, MARAM; Southern Ocean

toothfish assessment;SA west coast rock lobster surveys;

minke whales, SA abalone assessment.

Dr Carryn de Moor

Senior Research Officer, MARAM; S.A. sardine and anchovy

assessment and management

Dr Susan Holloway

Senior Research Officer, MARAM; S.A. west and south

coast rock lobster and horse mackerel assessment; whale

management procedures

Dr Kenneth Hughes

Honorary Research Associate; number theory; algebra;

algebraic geometry; topological quantum field theory;

p-adic analysis, nil-theta functions

Dr Éva Plagányi-Lloyd

Honorary Research Associate; multispecies modelling;

Fisheries assessment and management ecological

modeling, S.A. abalone assessment

Distinguished visitors

Emeritus Professor Bernhard Banaschewski

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – pointfree

topology; partially ordered algebraic systems; applied

category theory

Professor Roy Maartens

, Director of Institute of

Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK

– Relativity, Cosmology, Gravity

Honorary staff

Emeritus Professor Ronald Becker

Differential equations (bifurcations, abstract equations);

theory of algorithms (graph partitioning, sorting networks)

and Mathematical Finance

Emeritus Professor Guillaume Brümmer

Topology and category theory group; categorical topology;

asymmetric topology and uniformity

Emeritus Distinguished Professor George Ellis

Distinguished Professor of complex systems; cosmology

and general relativity theory; emergence and functioning

of complex systems, including the human brain; science

policy; mathematics and science education; metaphysics

of cosmology and its connections to ethics and religion;

social indicators

Emeritus Professor Keith Hardie

Homotopy theory; algebraic topology; digital topology;

categorical topology

Emeritus Associate Professor Ronald Cross

Functional analysis; unbounded linear operators; linear

relations

Professor Patricia Whitelock

Visiting Professor and Principal Research Officer; SAAO

Dr David Richardson

Research Associate; Rangeland Modelling Group;

modelling grazing animal production systems; relations

between complex and simple models

Professor John Webb

Mathematical competitions and Olympiads; popularisation

of mathematics