AIMS South Africa Graduation June 2015

“It is great to see the potential here. Every generation has the burden of making sense of their environment to understand the past and project the future. For the first time humanity is up against an environmental change of incredible proportions, unprecendented in human history. It will take knowledgeable people who are strong enough and

5 years AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chair Research Position. Call for applications.

The AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs are new, high-profile and pioneering Junior Research Chair positions for young African Scientists with profound international experience and a background in a discipline strongly related to the mathematical sciences wishing to establish their own independent junior research group at an African institution and in collaboration with an AIMS Centre. Established

Can mathematical modelling help rhino conservation?

South Africa’s white rhino population is under persistent threat from illegal killing (poaching) to supply the demand for rhino horn in East Asia. Could mathematical modelling help supply the answers to save the rhino? Leading mathematicians in the application of mathematics in industry will be participating in the 12th Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISGSA) being

AIMS-Imaginary Exhibition and Workshop

The first ever IMAGINARY Exhibition-Workshop held in Africa from 5-7 November 2014, was hosted at AIMS South Africa in Muizenberg. The event was organized by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), IMAGINARY and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach in Germany. IMAGINARY is an interactive travelling exhibition curated by the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut

AIMS South Africa 2014 Graduation

49 students from 20 different African countries received their Master’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) at a graduation ceremony at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The guest speaker was former South African President the honourable Kgalema Motlanthe who was joined by fellow speakers including Prof

IMO Training Camp

58 contestants from 12 African countries gathered at AIMS South Africa for a final training camp before they had to solve six mathematical problems within nine hours during the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) at UCT on 8 and 9 July. The IMO is the world championship mathematics competition for youths under 20 hosted by a

Double honour for Prof Turok

The team at AIMS-South Africa wishes to congratulate Prof Neil Turok, founder and Chairperson of AIMS-South Africa and Chair of the Board of the AIMS-Next Einstein initiative on his recent awards. Professor Turok received an honorary doctorate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Wednesday, 10 April 2014, and another from Rhodes University on Thursday 11 April 2014. Turok