New Director at AIMS

Professor Barry Green, the former Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University, joined AIMS as its new director from 1 April. Barry’s undergraduate and graduate training was at the University of Cape Town, where he completed his PhD in 1984. Following this he was a lecturer in the Stellenbosch Mathematics Department before

Google donates $1 million to AIMS

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

World’s Most Famous Living Scientist Joins Quest for African Einstein

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