Talk by Prof. Neil Turok

On 4 February Prof. Neil Turok gave a talk to students titled: ‘Beginnings’. In the talk he described his own story, how he got interested in science, how he helped AIMS and how reward-ing the journey has been. He also talked about some of the big challenges in basic phys-ics today and why, in his

Council Meeting

The AIMS South Africa Council meeting took place on 31 January 2018. Council members in attendance included Prof. Daya Reddy (Chair), Prof. Neil Turok, Prof. Balazs Szendroi, Prof. Stéphane Ouvry, Prof. Louise Warnich, Prof. Grae Worster (via skype) and they were joined by Prof. Barry Green. This was followed by the Trust meeting. Prof. Ben

Workshop for African Women in Discrete Mathematics and its Applications

his workshop will be hosted at AIMS South Africa from 24-26 Jnauary 2018. The main goals of this workshop are to build a network of African women with common mathematical interests and to increase the visibility of women in mathematics to African students, researchers, and professors. Organiser: Dr Nancy Ann Neudauer Affiliation: Pacific University Intended Audience: Women mathematicians

Mathematical Thinking Course

AIMSSEC presented their 28th Mathematical Thinking Course to 61 in-service mathematics teachers from 3 to 12 January 2018 at Stellenbosch High School. The teachers came from three provinces: the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. Four overseas lecturers assisted the local team to present the course and three AIMSSEC alumni assisted as teaching assistants, while two

AIMS Women in STEM mentoring session

As part of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional workshop in Africa for the project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” which took place on 1 to 2 December 2017 at AIMS South Africa, a special women mentoring session for

Inaugural Achievement Ceremony for the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program

Twenty-five AIMS students from eight African countries received their certificates for completing the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program (IIP). The students who participated in this 20-week residential and fully-funded business and employability skills program were suitably qualified and industry-inclined AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences graduates from across Africa. The backbone of the program was a

AIMS Women in STEM mentoring event

On 18 November 2017, AIMSWIS South Africa held a mentoring event, which was a follow-up to the “Meet and Greet” event held on 9 October. The event was organized by Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe, Ms Mirette Fawzy, Ms Julia Borchardt, Ms Zoe Hamel, Ms Assumpta Nnakenyi, Ms Innocenter Amima and Ms Bathata Masego for the current

AIMS students set to conquer the world

AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its sixth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 8 November 2017 at its centre in Muizenberg. Ten students (including nine South Africans, one in absentia) received their certificates and will graduate next year through the partner universities that they are registered at.

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