Contact & Committee

  • Conference Email:
  • Tel: +27 (0)31 764 0059 (Conference manager: Vicki Hooper)

If you need invitation letter, please email your name and affiliation to our conference email. The invitation letter will be send to you within 2 days.

If you need an original copy of the letter, please indicate that in your email and we will post to you via express.

For Chinese participants, if you want your flight from China to South Africa to be arranged, please directly contact Miss Jing-Yu ZHANG (张兢予) at NAOC (Email:, Tel: +86 (0)10 64841655) for your flight arrangement.

International Organizing committee (alphabetical):


  • Xuelei Chen (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Yin-Zhe Ma (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)


  • Bruce Bassett (African Institute for Mathematical Science)
  • Cynthia Chiang (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Catherine Cress (Center for High Performance Computing)
  • Andreas Faltenbacher (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Zuihui Fan (Peking University, China)
  • Qi Guo (National Astronomical Observatory China)
  • Matt Hilton (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Kavilan Moodley (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Jun Pan (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Jonathan Sievers (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Rainer Spurzem (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Russ Taylor (University of Cape Town and University of Western Cape)
  • Jie Wang (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Amanda Weltman (University of Cape Town)
  • Wen-fei Yu (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Hu Zhan (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Gongbo Zhao (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
  • Zonghong Zhu (Beijing Normal University, China)


Local Organization committee:

  • Cynthia Chiang (UKZN, South Africa)
  • Matt Hilton (UKZN, South Africa)
  • Yi-Chao Li (UKZN, South Africa)
  • Xiao-Dong Xu (UCT, South Africa)
  • Yin-Zhe Ma (UKZN, South Africa, chair)
  • Jonathan Sievers (UKZN, South Africa)
  • Kavilan Moodley (UKZN, South Africa)