International Women’s Day events

AIMS South Africa hosted a variety of events from 6-11 March 2017 to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of the AIMS Women in Stem initiative. Events included outreach to secondary schools where learners were given the opportunity to listen to female role models who encouraged them to follow careers in STEM fields. Schools visited

Summer School in Mathematical Finance

The 11th annual Summer School in Mathematical Finance will bring to South Africa several leading academic exponents of the fast-growing field of Mathematical Finance, and presents a week-long opportunity to local practitioners, academics and students to interact with international leaders in Mathematical Finance on topics and modelling techniques current in the South African and international financial markets. Dates: 21 –

The 2nd International Day for Women & Girls in Science

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

AIMS-IWR Summer School

Capetown, South Africa, 13 – 17 February 2017 The summer school “Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing” is jointly organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa, Capetown, South Africa. The school brings together experts from Germany and Africa to lecture on various topics of Scientific Computing. Intended Audience

AIMS South Africa Women in STEM event – 15 February 2017

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly decided in 2016 to declare 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On 15 February from

The Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2017

The Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa will take place at AIMS South Africa 11 -14 January 2017: Graduate Workshop16 – 20 January 2017: MISG23 – 27 January 2017: Project write-up A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from

University of Chicago Faculty workshop, 7-8 December 2016

Dates:  7-8 December 2016Times:  Lecture 1 (14h30 – 15h30) open to physicists, researchers and academics from other universitiesLecture 2 (16h00 -17h00) open to all AIMS students, researchersVenue:  AIMS South Africa, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg View photos

Computing in the Financial World

The workshop on Computing in the Financial World will be hosted at AIMS South Africa from 28 November to 2 December 2016 Participants Senior undergraduates (3rd year) or honours students in mathematics, computing or statistics.

Number Theory Afternoon at AIMS South Africa

28 November 2016 Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 1: Prof Neil Koblitz, University of Washington Time: 14.30 – 15.30 Title: Introduction to some computer-science aspects of cryptographyAbstract: Using graph theory (perfect codes, related to error-correcting codes) a cryptosystem based on an NP-complete problem is constructed, (but without going into any detail on NP-completeness). The reduction from one

AIMS-Imaginary Exhibition and Maths communication in Africa workshop

A workshop to understand and plan maths communication and maths outreach activities in Africa will be hosted at AIMS-South Africa, Muizenberg near Cape Town. Parallel to the workshop an interactive exhibition will be held for audiences of all backgrounds from primary school students to researchers and faculty staff. The exhibition will present visualizations, interactive installations, virtual