University of the Western Cape: Science Platform Ranks UWC Physics Scientists As Top Three in SA for 2022

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

This achievement and presence in the ranking is an important accomplishment for the university.

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, Prof 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. They showcase that we strive for excellence in everything we do.”