With an abundance of science pointing to the value of diversity to innovation, researchers in Africa and Germany are putting it to the test with the launch of a new collaborative effort aimed at advancing math toward generating solutions for the many challenges Africa faces.
In a meeting held prior to the Next Einstein Forum’s Global Gathering 2016 in Senegal last month, representatives from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) determined five key priorities for collaborative research, including mathematical modeling in the life sciences and the physical sciences; statistical modeling; geometry and topology; optimization; and algebraic structures.
Over the next three years, mathematicians from both continents will come together for a series of workshops on these topics. Our hope is that breakthroughs resulting from this mathematical cooperation will lead to applicable takeaways for Africa across everything from healthcare to the economy.
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