Review of AIMS

AIMS and its Research Centre have are currently being reviewed by a high profile panel of scientists including Prof David Gross (A Nobel Prize winner for Physics), Prof Gerhard Frey (a leading German mathematician); Prof David Bekolle (a leading mathematician from Cameroon); Prof Sunil Maharaj (a leading South African mathematician) and Dr Romilla Maharaj (representing

Award for visiting AIMS researcher

Visiting Senior Researcher, Prof Douw Steyn has been awarded a mentorship medal by the  Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences.  CFES/FCST awards the medal annually to nominees from all sectors and specializations within the earth science community. The medal was created in 2009 by CFES/FCST in order to recognize the sustained

WISE award for AIMS-NEI

Neil Turok has been selected as one of the 2010 Laureates for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). He won the award for the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative which he launched after winning the TED prize in 2008. The Qatar Foundation and the WISE Awards International Jury announced the six winning projects under the theme of

SAMS Award for Profs Hahne and Turok

Professors Fritz Hahne and Neil Turok have been jointly awarded the SAMS Award for the Advancement of Mathematics 2010, in recognition of their efforts in establishing AIMS. According to the Chair of the SAMS Award committee Prof Jamshid Moori, the motivation was based on the fact that “Mathematics in South Africa and Africa as a

MOU between AIMS and CSIR

On Friday 5th of November 2010,  Dr Thulani Dlamini,  Group Executive for Research and Development at the  the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Prof Barry Green (Director) of AIMS signed a memorandum of understanding at the CSIR premises in Pretoria. The two institutes have agreed to cooperate in the following areas: – Linking

AIMS-NEI Planning Meeting

The 2010 AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) Planning Meeting was  held at AIMS-South Africa from 13-15 October. This meeting saw representatives from existing and proposed AIMS centres in Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Botswana come together with members of the AIMS-NEI Board and other supporters. This group of senior academics from across the continent (and

AIMS Alumni at Singularity University

Three AIMS alumni attended a Singularity University short course at NASA AMES in Silicon Valley from 19 June to the end of August  2010. Mercy Njima (2007-8), Kidist Zeleke (2007-8) and Hind Ahmed (2005-6) were provided with special grants to cover their travel, registration and living costs during the course. Singularity University  (SU)is an interdisciplinary

Project 10^100

Mountain View, CA, September 24, 2010 – As part of a project to fund world-changing ideas, Google has awarded US$2 million to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) for its Next Einstein Initiative (NEI), a plan that will accelerate higher education in math and science across Africa. AIMS is one of the winners of Google’s Project 10^100, which

Canada announces federal funding for AIMS and NEI

Prime Minister of Canada Announces $20 Million for Building Capacity in Africa During a special visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) tied to the centre’s Global Outreach activities, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced new federal funding of $20 CDN million for AIMS and NEI to speed the growth of science and technology capacity in