AIMS alumnus Taboka Chalebgwa wins AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship

AIMS alumnus Taboka Prince Chalebgwa, from Bostwana, has been named recipient of the highly sought-after AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Currently, a final year PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, Taboka’s current research focuses on Nevanlinna Theory and algebraic values of meromorphic functions. He will be hosted by the Fields Institute, starting in July 2019.

Chalebgwa holds two master’s degrees in mathematics with distinction. The earned the first from AIMS, in 2014 and another from Stellenbosch University, awarded in 2016. He imemdiately embarked on his doctorate studies.

“I feel quite privileged and excited for this opportunity! On some level it hasn’t fully dawned on me yet. I would like to thank AIMS-NEI, Fields and Perimeter Institutes for the fellowship. As an early career scientist, I think this award offers a great and inspiring opportunity for me to start off in a rather high-level research institute, surrounded by top researchers. I plan to spend my time at Fields further deepening my understanding of these broad interconnections, and perhaps, every now and then, a humble contribution to what’s known.” – Taboka Prince Chalebgwa 

Every year, AIMS, the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for a one-year joint postdoctoral fellowship offered to recent African PhD graduates, working in the areas of mathematical sciences or fundamental theoretical physics.

The Fields Institute is a centre for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences. The Institute provides a uniquely supportive and stimulating environment for research, innovation, and education with primary activities being Thematic Programs of one to six months, hosting more than 600 participants each year.

The other program partner, the Perimeter Institute is located in Waterloo, Canada. It is an independent institute supporting research in foundational areas of theoretical physics.