Brief Biography (English)
Claude Carignan is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Astronomy of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, an Emeritus Professor at the Université de Montréal, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor at the Université de Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso.
He is an Expert on galaxy dynamics and dark matter. Before accepting the SKA SARCHI Chair position at UCT, he was working at the Université de Montréal in Canada.
Prof Carignan has also been very involved in the Development of astronomy in Burkina Faso and in the Setting Up of the African Astronomical Society. He Specializes in the study of the mass distribution in galaxies, using both radio and optical techniques.