Prime Minister of Canada Announces $20 Million for Building Capacity in Africa During a special visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) tied to the centre’s Global Outreach activities, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced new federal funding of $20 CDN million for AIMS and NEI to speed the growth of science and technology capacity in
Africa recognizes that in order to achieve economic and social progress, countries have to put more emphasis on how to use the sciences as a vehicle for development, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, said in Midrand today during a meeting with Prof. Neil Turok, Chair of
An article appeared in Banque des Savoirs (French), a website managed by the local governmental council of Essonne, France. Read article in English via Google Translate.
Prof Fritz Hahne was bid a fond farewell by students, alumni and colleagues at a special lunch held at AIMS today. Fritz has led AIMS in the position of Director, since its inception in 2003. He was instrumental in the Institute’s establishment and has overseen the successful graduation of 252 students from the Postgraduate Diploma
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
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.
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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.