Read the remarks by Minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena at the launch of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Research Centre of Excellence in the Mathematical Sciences, Muizenburg, Cape Town, 12 May 2008.
AIMS launched the Next Einstein Initiative to create new AIMS centres across Africa. It was also covered in an article called Initiative to establish 15 African maths and science centres launched in the Engineering News.
The world’s most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking will deliver his first-ever public lecture in Africa, as a guest of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Titled Universe, it will take place on Sunday, 11 May at 18:00, in the Muizenberg Pavilion. A stellar list of scientists and engineers, including two Nobel Prize Laureates in
Stephen Hawking’s visit to AIMS featured in the Times Online on 11 May 2008.
AIMS proudly announces that its founder and Chair of the AIMS Council, Neil Turok, has won the prestigious TED award. This highlights the significance of Cosmology in Cambridge and Neil’s vision for revolutionising science in Africa.
The founder of AIMS and chair of the AIMS Council, Neil Turok, has been appointed Executive Director of the Perimeter Institute. It is also reported in Physicsworld and SymmetryBreaking.
South Africans Archbishop Desmond Tutu and physicist Neil Turok were among the 10 global luminaries who received ‘Most Innovative People Awards’ at this year’s World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE), as reported in sagoodnews.co.za.
AIMS featured in an article by Megan Lindlow called Africa Steps Up Efforts to Train Top Scientists in the Chronicle of Higher Education on 7 March 2008.
AIMS featured in Nature Materials on 21 October 2007 in an article called Advancing science in Africa, by Jeroen van der Brink and Izak Snyman, who recently taught a course at AIMS.
The South African Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, recently visited AIMS, and announced that AIMS is to receive substantial DoE funding.