AIMS recognises that women’s and girl’s involvement in mathematical sciences is a critical factor that will contribute to shaping Africa’s growth and development. It is important to attract and retain more women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, as this will maximize innovation, creativity, and competitiveness. Scientists and en-gineers are working to
Tribute to Nelson Mandela
AIMS mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, our hero and statesman. We count ourselves fortunate to have benefited from Madiba’s warmth, humanity and selfless commitment to the dignity of all. His legacy will continue to inspire us. “I admired Nelson Mandela for finding a peaceful solution to a situation that seemed doomed to disaster. It
The 2013 Pan African Solar Eclipse in Gabon
CAPE TOWN – 18 November 2013 For a few minutes on November 3, people in South Africa could observe a partial solar eclipse, as the sun rose partially covered by the moon. Filters or other viewing apparatuses and unencumbered view of the western horizon were the only requirements to view the eclipse from the South Africa.
AIMS Global Alumni Reunion
Cape Town, South Africa – The African Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) will be holding their first ever Global Alumni Reunion, titled “Transforming Africa Through Knowledge-Based Enterprise”. This reunion marks the ten-year anniversary of the AIMS Network and will be held from June 27 – 29 at the Muizenberg Pavilion in Cape
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
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)
Africa AIMS high
Eight years ago, physicist Neil Turok set up the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in South Africa. The initiative is now set to expand across the continent. Read the full article at nature.com.
Neil Turok wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail: Transforming Africa, one student at a time. The piece says “Institute recruits top graduates in math, science and engineering to be the leaders of the future”.
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