A conference is being organized at UNESCO in Paris on 14-15 April 2011 to launch AIMS-Senegal The conference is called “Africa: The choice of Science, the example of the AIMS initiative”and information and registration is available at http://www.scienceafrique.fr/8.html.
It was announced at TED 2010 that Google has donated $1 million to AIMS. This follows AIMS alumni Daphney Singo‘s (pictured below at her AIMS graduation) moving talk about how AIMS is helping her gain her PhD in nuclear physics — a standing-ovation story of one South African woman’s determination to become educated. As her mother told her, “Education is the
AIMS featured in an article (French) in LeMonde.fr on 4 December 2009. Here is an English version from google translate.
Featured on www.nelsonmandela.org.
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.