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Schmidt Futures, Rhodes Trust and AIMS Announce Second Cohort of Rise Global Winners: One Hundred Brilliant 15- to 17-Year-Olds Supported with Benefits to Serve Others for Life

2022-09-28

Global Program Expands its Community of Next Generation Leaders to 22 New Countries [KIGALI, RWANDA], 27 September 2022 – Today, Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners. Rise finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. […]

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#AlumoftheWeek -Prince Romeo Mensah, AIMS Ghana’ 13

And our #AlumoftheWeek is Prince Romeo Mensah! An AIMS Ghana’ 2013 alumnus, Romeo is currently a Research Associate and Postdoc Fellow at Imperial College, London. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Romeo: Before AIMS, I spent six years at the University of Ghana. I majored in mathematics for four years, graduating as the best […]

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#AlumoftheWeek - Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon’20

And our #AlumOfTheWeek is Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon alumna, who is currently pursuing further studies in Biostatistics at Hasselt University, Belgium. We caught up with her for the gist of her scientific journey. Q: Tell us a little about yourself before coming to AIMS. Rehema: My passion for understanding how data and numbers, in […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

In this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series, we dive into the post-AIMS journey of alumna extraordinaire Angela Tabiri. Founder of Femafricmaths, an NGO which promotes female African mathematicians, Dr. Angela Tabiri graduated from AIMS Ghana in 2014. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS.Angela: My undergraduate degree was in mathematics and economics. […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Jean Pierre Twagirayezu, AIMS Rwanda’18

Rwandan-born Jean Pierre Twagirayezu is a PhD student at Michigan State University, where his research focuses on experimental astroparticle physics, spanning through data analysis and software development for scientific applications. Here’s what the AIMS Rwanda’18 alumnus had to say in this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series. Q: Tell us about yourself. Jean: In 2015, […]

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First-ever PAMO participants bring bronze medals home

4  June 2021- History was made as Rwanda’s first-ever team to participate in the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) brought home three bronze medals! Led by a female participant, the team of six emerged first in the East African region and 7th on the continent. The students underwent rigorous training conducted by a team of tutors […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Nana Adjoah Mbroh, AIMS South Africa’15

This week, we journey into Nana Ajoah’s experiences to glimpse into her life after graduating from AIMS South Africa in 2015. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS. Nana Adjoah: I enrolled at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2008 for a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, which I completed in 2012. I […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Belle Fille Murorunkwere, AIMS Rwanda’17

Moving to the East, we take a deep dive into the experiences of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Belle Fille Murorunkwere. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS. Belle: I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Rwanda (College of Science and Technology), graduating in 2015. One year later, I applied to […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Ghana’13

We’re zooming in from Kampala, Uganda this week, as we embark on a learning journey with Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Ghana’13 alumna, sharing her experience on life after AIMS.  Q: Tell us about yourself. Winnie: I joined Makerere University, Uganda in 2008 for a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Economics, under the College of Natural Sciences. My studies […]

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#AlumoftheWeek-Frank Namugera, AIMS Senegal’17

Now Data Scientist and Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda, Frank Namugera, AIMS Senegal’17 alumnus, takes us on his post-AIMS journey. Q: Tell us about yourself. Frank: My passion for mathematics drove me to undertake a BSc in mathematics, with physics as my minor at Makerere University. Upon completion, I had an opportunity to implement some […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Nono Saha Cyrille Merleau, AIMS Ghana’18

This week, we journey into the life of Nono Saha Cyrille Merleau, AIMS Ghana 2018 alumnus. Nono is currently a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Q: Tell us about yourself and your motivation for choosing AIMS. Cyrille: I am from Cameroon, and my background is in Computer Science. […]

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#AlumofWeek – Oluwasegun Michael Ibrahim, AIMS Rwanda’17

In this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek, we make a stop in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, for a chat with Oluwasegun Michael Ibrahim. Q: Tell us about yourself and your motivation for choosing AIMS. Oluwasegun: Before coming to AIMS, I pursued my undergraduate studies at the Adekinle Ajasin University in Nigeria, where I earned a […]

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AIMS and BWi host first collaborative virtual research conference

 The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Baden-Württemberg International hosted the first-ever Research virtual workshop that took place on 20 and 21 April. The workshop aimed at bringing German and African scientists and researchers together to discuss how digitalization contributes to more resilient global health with an overarching goal of facing global […]

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Two stand-out models of physics education and outreach in South Africa

“AIMS for development – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an increasingly popular option at the postgraduate level. The first of now six centers on the continent was established in Muizenberg (near Cape Town) in 2003 by South African native and mathematical physicist Neil Turok, now director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics […]

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STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not […]

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AIMS Founder and Chairman conferred honorary doctorate in Science from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Neil Turok, acclaimed physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his significant and ground-breaking contributions to theoretical physics and support for mathematical sciences in South Africa. Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU […]

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#BreakthroughDiscovery AIMS Founder & Chair of IGB - Prof Neil Turok and Prof Latham Boyle have calculated the entropy of our universe for the first time. The new calculation suggests that the plainness of the cosmos is expected, rather than rare.
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Our #AlumofTheWeek is Khadija Iddrisu, @AIMSGhana & @AIMS_Senegal1 alumna. She's currently a PhD student at Dublin City University and she is passionate about machine learning and its application to solving real-life problems.
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