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Peter Tyson

Peter Daughtrey Tyson

Professor Emeritus of Wits University


Born 20-03-1939

Peter Tyson is a Professor Emeritus of the University of the Witwatersrand and serves as Vice-President of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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O: (011) 717-6531



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Current Position(s)

Professor Emeritus | University of the Witwatersrand
2002 - present

Vice-President | International Council for Science (ICSU)
2002 - present

Previous Position(s)

Vice-Principal | University of the Witwatersrand
1988 - 1992

Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of the Witwatersrand
1987 - 1993

Head | Department Geography and Environmental Studies | University of the Witwatersrand
1986 - 1987

Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1981 - 1984

Director | Climatology Research Group
1977 - 2002

Dean | Faculty of Science | University of the Witwatersrand
1975 - 1978

Head | Department Geography and Environmental Studies | University of the Witwatersrand
1969 - 1978

Educational history

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University of the Witwatersrand

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Pretoria

Honorary Doctor of Science

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Awards

Claude Leon Harris Foundation Award

Joint Winner for Best Book Published in the Natural Sciences during the period 1983-86 | Bill Venter

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book | 2002

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book | Oxford | 1988

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book | Oxford | 1986

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SA Acad of Science (Saas)

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SA Geographical Society

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