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Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee was established in 2008 and consists of respected South African scientists and academics who guide and advise on the scientific content of the Science Centre and its programmes.

SAC Time Flask

Scientific Advisory Committee members’ hopes and predictions for developments in their respective fields in 10 years’ time were sealed in a Time Flask at the CTSC’s official launch on 26 February 2013, to be opened again in 2023.

Dr Graham Avery, Archaeozoologist, Honorary Associate, Natural History Department, Iziko Natural History Museum

Dr Margaret Avery, Honorary Associate:  Cenozoic Fossil Collection, Natural History Department, Iziko Natural History Museum

Prof Susan Bourne, HOD, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

Prof Mike Bruton, Director of Imagineering, MTE Studios

Prof Andy Buffler, HOD, Department of Physics, University of Cape Town

Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, HOD, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town

Prof Valerie Corfield, Chief Specialist Scientist, US/MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch

Prof George Ellis, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

Dr Peter Martinez, SpaceLab, University of Cape Town and Chairman, South African Council for Space Affairs

Dr Jeff Murugan, The Laboratory for Quantum Gravity & Strings, Department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

Prof Tim Noakes, Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Cape Town

Dr Carolina Odman-Govender, Associate Scientist, SKA Africa

Prof Francis Petersen, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town

Prof Leslie Petrik, Environmental Nanosciences Research Group, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape

Mr Steve Sherman, Director, Living Maths

Mr Henry Valentine, Director, Antarctica & Islands, Department of Environmental Affairs

Mr Mike Venter, General Manager Geology, AMG Mining / Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.

Dr Zeblon Vilakazi, Director, iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Science

Prof John Webb, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

Dr Amanda Weltman, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town