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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#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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Nature Publishes Research Paper on COVID-19 Pooled Testing Method

Kigali, October 21 2020 – Nature Magazine has published an article titled “A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence”, following a study carried out in Rwanda. Conducted by researchers from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), the Rwanda joint COVID-19 taskforce and the University of Rwanda, the study lays out an […]

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La revue Nature publie un article sur le dépistage de la COVID-19 par mélange d’échantillons

Un article intitulé « A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence » a été publié par la revue Nature Research, suite à une étude menée au Rwanda. Menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS), du groupe de travail COVID-19 au Rwanda et de l’Université du Rwanda, l’étude présente une méthode efficace et rentable pour optimiser les dépistages au Rwanda […]

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AIMS Graduate Secures Ecobank Rwanda’s Internal Systems

Eugene Tuyizere obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences specializing in Computer Science/Information Technology at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Cameroon and credits that experience for coping with responsibilities at Ecobank Rwanda where he is currently working as an Information Systems Controller at Ecobank Rwanda, courtesy of the AIMS Industrial Initiative […]

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AIMS and the University of Minnesota announce partnership to accelerate opportunities for Africa’s talented mathematicians

7 February 2019- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) today announce a new partnership for knowledge exchange and to accelerate opportunities for talented African mathematicians. Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with the cutting-edge training in mathematics they need to enter […]

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Neil Geoffrey Turok, Founder of AIMS and Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Wins the John Wheatley Award

The American Physical Society has awarded Neil Turok with the John Wheatley Award for “visionary efforts to provide science and math training to young Africans, to help promote technological and socio-economic development on the continent.” The John Wheatley Award named after one of the twentieth century pioneers of superfluids was established in 1991 with the […]

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Sky Science Sees University of the Western Cape Beat Big Names in Nature Ranking

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is top in Physical Science in Africa‚ according to a ranking by science journal Nature. The Nature annual index of peer-reviewed journal research bases its scores on the number of papers in a select group of prestigious high-impact journals‚ taking into account the percentage contribution of the university […]

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Xolisile Thusini: A Smashing Science Success

Xolisile Thusini is a particle physicist whose research focuses on the discovery of the Higgs boson and its properties. Thusini was born and raised in a small traditional household in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal. She says it was her aunt, a lecturer at the University of Zululand, who prompted her to study further. “When you’re from the rural […]

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