German Foreign Minister visits AIMS

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

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Public Lecture

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

AIMS Industry Initiative to integrate top African talent

04 February, 2013 – Providing advanced, broadly applicable mathematical skills to talented students from across Africa, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) today announced an important new initiative called the “AIMS Industry Initiative”. The announcement of the programme was made by the Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Gaston Barban,

9 South African students complete the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma course

On 30 November 2012, a special Recognition of Achievement ceremony was held at AIMS South Africa for the January 2012 intake for the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. Nine South African students received their certificates of recognition and will graduate from the partner universities that they are registered at. Since opening in 2003, AIMS

Africa’s Counting House

“The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences was set up to breed a new generation of numerical talent. Now it is spreading across the continent.” Read more from an article by Leigh Phillips which appeared in the journal “Nature” on 8 November 2012. This was accompanied by a related editorial.

AIMS Graduation Ceremony 20 June 2012

On 20 June 2012, a special graduation ceremony was held in Muizenberg Pavilion for the August 2011 intake of AIMS-South Africa Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. 52 students graduated bringing the total number of AIMS graduates to 412 (including 124 women), from 32 different African countries, since the institute was opened in 2003. The ceremony

Positive review for AIMS and its Research Centre

The panel of high profile scientists which reviewed AIMS and its Research Centre in March 2011, have released their report.  The results of the review were extremely positive with the panel concluding that: “AIMS has made substantial progress invarious activities in the short period since its formation. This is reflected in the number of graduating Diploma students,

Prize for AIMS-NEI Director of Academic Development

The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) is awarded to Dr. Carolina Ödman-Govender, director of academic development of the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS – NEI). Ödman-Govender has worked in science for development for many years. Before joining the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS)