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Professor Sunil Maharaj

Sunil Maharaj  

Prof Sunil Maharaj holds the South African Research Chair in Gravitating Systems funded by the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology. He has been Director of the highly productive Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit at UKZN since 2005, which was established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as a research centre for general relativity, cosmology and astrophysics. He presently serves as Treasurer of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and was also appointed to the Board of the National Research Foundation.

Quote:
  "Research creates new knowledge."
     
Position:
  Senior Professor
Qualifications:    B.Sc. University of Durban-Westville
     
Telephone:   031 260 1365
Email:
  maharaj@ukzn.ac.za
     
Recent Publications:    Some simple models for quark stars, S D Maharaj, J M Sunzu and S Ray, European Physical Journal Plus,Vol. 129,  3 (2014)

New charged shear-free relativistic models with heat flux,Y Nyonyi, S D Maharaj and K S Govinder, European Physical Journal C, Vol. 73, 2637  (2013)

Some charged polytropic models, P Mafa Takisa and S D Maharaj, General Relativity and Gravitation,Vol. 45, 1951-1969 (2013)

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