Joint Exchange Development Initiative 4

25–30 Janaury 2010 The JEDI international research workshops are group-based research collaborations funded by Royal Society-NRF bilateral exchange. The meetings facilitate direct exchange of skills and expertise in cosmology by bringing students, post-docs and staff together in an informal but intense research environment to tackle unsolved cosmology problems. JEDI4 will be hosted at the AIMS Research Centre


20 to 24 July 2009, a course organised by Umvoto Africa and presented by Professor Calais of Purdue University was held at AIMS.

High Performance Computing Winter School

13 – 24 July, The High Performance Computing Winter School was held at AIMS. AIMS co-hosted the course with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC).

Mathematics in Biology and Medicine

A short course entitled: “Introduction to the Applications of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine,” was jointly hosted by SACEMA and AIMS. It was attended by 49 South African students. Some course notes are available from a SACEMA.

Orthogonal Polynomials and their Zeros

The Research Centre will be hosting a Meeting on Orthogonal Polynomials and their Zeros from 22 to 24 June 2009. Download the advert and programme.

Clinic on Meaningful Modelling of Biological Data

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), in collaboration with the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is holding a 5-day mathematical biology modelling clinic that will emphasize data analysis. Read more on the DIMACS and SACEMA course pages.

2nd Summer School in Mathematical Finance

19 to 21 February 2009 The AIMS Research Centre was launched in May 2008 with Mathematics in Finance as one of its three initial focus areas. Preceding the launch of the Research Centre a very successful summer school and research workshop in Mathematical Finance was held at AIMS from 18 to 23 February 2008. This

African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications

The African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications will be held 14–25 July 2008 at AIMS. The School will cover the fundamentals of modern electronic-structure theory based on density functional theory, with emphasis on the pseudopotential/plane-wave approach, together with some of the most relevant recent developments and applications. Visit the ICTP and WITS school websites.

Mathematical Biology 2008

A short course on Mathematical Biology for South African students was run at AIMS from 30 June to 11 July 2008. This course was run in partnership with SACEMA.