German Foreign Minister, Dr Guido Westerwelle, accompanied by a large delegation of business representatives, government officials and the media, visited AIMS on Sunday 28 April 2013. They had a short tour of AIMS as well as presentations by AIMS-South Africa and AIMS-NEI with two students,Tina Ambinintsoa and Chacha Marwa, also giving short talks about their
This lecture held on Tuesday 26 March 2013, was hosted by AIMS South Africa and sponsored by the Simons Foundation. It formed part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 year (MPE2013) – an international initiative of over 120 scientific societies, research institutes, universities and organisations. Climate scientist, Pro. Inez Fung from the University of
Michelle Knights, a PhD student in the Cosmology Group at AIMS, was crowned South Africa’s best science communicator at the first ever local FameLab competition on 15 March 2013, at the SciFest Africa in Grahamstown.
04 February, 2013 – Providing advanced, broadly applicable mathematical skills to talented students from across Africa, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) today announced an important new initiative called the “AIMS Industry Initiative”. The announcement of the programme was made by the Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Gaston Barban,
On 30 November 2012, a special Recognition of Achievement ceremony was held at AIMS South Africa for the January 2012 intake for the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. Nine South African students received their certificates of recognition and will graduate from the partner universities that they are registered at. Since opening in 2003, AIMS
“The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences was set up to breed a new generation of numerical talent. Now it is spreading across the continent.” Read more from an article by Leigh Phillips which appeared in the journal “Nature” on 8 November 2012. This was accompanied by a related editorial.
Neil Turok and AIMS were featured in an article in Wired Magazine titled “In search of Africa’s Einstein”, published on 6 August 2012. Please click on the link to view the online version. http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/08/features/in-search-of-africas-einstein
On 20 June 2012, a special graduation ceremony was held in Muizenberg Pavilion for the August 2011 intake of AIMS-South Africa Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. 52 students graduated bringing the total number of AIMS graduates to 412 (including 124 women), from 32 different African countries, since the institute was opened in 2003. The ceremony
Federal Minister, Dr Annette Schavan, together with other delegates from Germany including Dr Horst Freitag, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prof Helmut Schwarz, President: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof Margret Wintermantel, President: German Academic Exchange Service and Prof Jörg Hacker, President: German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina, visited the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg on
AIMS was featured in an article that appeared in Der Spiegel in April 2012. The article appears in German, but the video is in English and is available to view at http://video.spiegel.de/flash/1187742_996_560_H264_1400.mp4