AIMS Graduation Ceremony 2011

55 students from 21 different African countries graduated with the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences on 23rd of June 2011. The group includes 16 women and brings the total of AIMS graduates to 360 since 2003. A special graduation ceremony officiated by the Vice Chancellors of the three Western Cape universities was held in

AIMS-CIMPA Memorandum of Understanding

Prof Alain Damlamian (CIMPA) and Prof Barry Green (AIMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which AIMS undertakes to host a biennial CIMPA School.  The agreement was signed on Wednesday 15 June 2011 during the CIMPA Research School on Modelling and Simulation in Population Biology being held at AIMS in Muizenberg.

Ghana government commits funding to AIMS Ghana

The President of Ghana, Professor John Atta-Mills, through Vice-President John Mahama, has committed 1.5 million US dollars to the building of AIMS-Ghana, a pan-African centre of excellence in the mathematical sciences to be built in Saltpond, seat of the African independence movement. AIMS Ghana is scheduled to open in September 2012 and will offer world-class

UNESCO conference focuses on AIMS

An international conference promoting the development of science in Africa, and AIMS in particular, was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris this week. Leading scientists, political leaders and students discussed the need for pan-African initiatives to develop science and stem brain drain on the continent. There was strong emphasis on the development of AIMS-Senegal

WISE award for AIMS-NEI

Neil Turok has been selected as one of the 2010 Laureates for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). He won the award for the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative which he launched after winning the TED prize in 2008. The Qatar Foundation and the WISE Awards International Jury announced the six winning projects under the theme of

MOU between AIMS and CSIR

On Friday 5th of November 2010,  Dr Thulani Dlamini,  Group Executive for Research and Development at the  the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Prof Barry Green (Director) of AIMS signed a memorandum of understanding at the CSIR premises in Pretoria. The two institutes have agreed to cooperate in the following areas: – Linking

AIMS-NEI Planning Meeting

The 2010 AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) Planning Meeting was  held at AIMS-South Africa from 13-15 October. This meeting saw representatives from existing and proposed AIMS centres in Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Botswana come together with members of the AIMS-NEI Board and other supporters. This group of senior academics from across the continent (and

AIMS Alumni at Singularity University

Three AIMS alumni attended a Singularity University short course at NASA AMES in Silicon Valley from 19 June to the end of August  2010. Mercy Njima (2007-8), Kidist Zeleke (2007-8) and Hind Ahmed (2005-6) were provided with special grants to cover their travel, registration and living costs during the course. Singularity University  (SU)is an interdisciplinary

Project 10^100

Mountain View, CA, September 24, 2010 – As part of a project to fund world-changing ideas, Google has awarded US$2 million to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) for its Next Einstein Initiative (NEI), a plan that will accelerate higher education in math and science across Africa. AIMS is one of the winners of Google’s Project 10^100, which