German Foreign Minister visits AIMS

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

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Public Lecture

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

AIMS Industry Initiative to integrate top African talent

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,

Africa’s Counting House

“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.

In search of Africa’s Einstein

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.

AIMS Graduation Ceremony 20 June 2012

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 German Education and Research Minister visits AIMS South Africa

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