Monthly Archives: January 2010

Melvin Mathew Varughese

I was born in Zambia and moved to South Africa at the age of 10. I majored in statistics, actuarial science and physics. I obtained my Masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 and my PhD from … Continue reading

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Bruce Bassett

After doing a BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) I went to SISSA in Trieste for the PhD, followed by a post-doc at Oxford and a year later, in 1999, moved as a … Continue reading

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James Newling

James was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After studying pure maths and statistics at the University of Cape Town (UCT), in 2009 he spent half a year teaching school maths in Nepal.  In 2010 he joined … Continue reading

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Patrice Okouma

I was born in Moanda, an unforgettable small town in the south eastern part of Gabon. Initially, I studied Mathematics. First in Gabon for my undergraduate and then at Metz University (France) up to the Honours level in Applied Mathematics. … Continue reading

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Petja Esko Salmi

I was born in Kuorevesi, which is nowadays part of Jämsä in central Finland. I obtained my MSc from the University of Helsinki, including an exchange semester in Erasmus program at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. I did my PhD at the University … Continue reading

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Marco Regis

He was born in 1980 in the North-West of Italy. After B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics at University of Turin, he obtained the PhD in Astroparticle Physics at SISSA, Trieste. He works as a post-doc at UCT … Continue reading

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Bryony Martin

I was born and raised in South Africa. I obtained my BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and then went on to study a MPhil in Management at Cambridge University. After that I spent a … Continue reading

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