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AIMS mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, our hero and statesman. We count ourselves fortunate to have benefited from Madiba’s warmth, humanity and selfless commitment to the dignity of all. His legacy will continue to inspire us. “I admired Nelson Mandela for finding a peaceful solution to a situation that seemed doomed to disaster. It
AIMS South Africa (AIMS-SA) has honoured its second group of South African students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony which was held at the Institute in Muizenberg on 19 November 2013 where the success of eight students was acknowledged. Since opening in 2003, AIMS has been challenged to attract South Africans onto its core
Figure1: Left: Before image of the host galaxy. Right: the exploding supernova is clearly visible in the left of the galaxy. The supernova has the label: DES13C1feu and fades over about a month. A research team in the Western Cape has confirmed the discovery of two supernovae using the Southern African Large
CAPE TOWN – 18 November 2013 For a few minutes on November 3, people in South Africa could observe a partial solar eclipse, as the sun rose partially covered by the moon. Filters or other viewing apparatuses and unencumbered view of the western horizon were the only requirements to view the eclipse from the South Africa.
On Friday 25 October 2013, a delegation representing several Belgium universities visited AIMS-SA.The institutes included the Interuniversity Committee for International Relations, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Liège and Université de Mons. During the visit a MOU was signed by Professor Bruno Delvaux, Rector, Université catholique de Louvain and Prof Barry Green, Director of AIMS.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences South Africa celebrates a decade of academic excellence at a special graduation ceremony held today at the Muizenberg Pavilion in Cape Town. And for the first time the 49 students from 21 African countries were awarded a Master’s in Mathematical Sciences, bringing the total number of AIMS graduates since
Cape Town, South Africa – The African Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) will be holding their first ever Global Alumni Reunion, titled “Transforming Africa Through Knowledge-Based Enterprise”. This reunion marks the ten-year anniversary of the AIMS Network and will be held from June 27 – 29 at the Muizenberg Pavilion in Cape
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
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