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Nithaya Chetty

National Research Foundation of South Africa
Group Executive for Astronomy

Speech topic: Developing the next generation of African astronomers, engineers and technicians

Prof Nithaya Chetty was a two time Fulbright Fellow in the USA (1985 and 2004), and recipient of the NRF President's Award (1997). He is a theoretical and computational solid state physicist at the University of Pretoria, and has been seconded to the NRF as Group Executive for Astronomy.