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21 July 2022
Science Platform Ranks UWC Physics Scientists As Top Three in SA for 2022
The top three academics in Physics on’s 2022 Edition Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in South Africa are from the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) much celebrated Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Prof Mattia Vaccari

The prominent academic platform for scientists awarded the top three positions to these three outstanding UWC academics:
  • An Oxford University professor and Extraordinary Professor at UWC, Professor Matt Jarvis is number one in the country and 70th in the world; 
  • Professor Mattia Vaccari is second and 866th in the world; and,
  • Professor Roy Maartens is in third place and 1154th in the world.
All three academics were awarded these top positions based on the many collaboration papers they are involved in.

Prof Roy Maartens

The platform confirmed that their ranking only includes prominent scientists with an H-index (a metric that measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publications) of at least 70 for scientific papers published in the field of Physics.

UWC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Professor Vivienne Lawack congratulated the academics on their extraordinary achievement, “This is an exceptionally important accomplishment for the university and one that proves this university as a leader in Physics both nationally and internationally. It showcases that we strive for excellence in everything we do.”

Find the South African ranking and the complete world ranking here.

Google Scholar’s profiles and rankings of UWC academics, can be viewed here.