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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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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The AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair Programme Facilitates the Return of Another Talented Mathematical Scientist to Africa

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is pleased to host a second young talented African scientist – Dr Yabebal Fantaye- in its Research Centre in South Africa under the AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair program. This program is one of the strategic research initiatives at AIMS in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany). […]

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Call for Applications: World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group (WBG) is relaunching its fellowship program for Ph.D. students who are Sub-Saharan nationals. The program will increase the diverse workforce that is a priority for the Bank and its clients. Started in 2013 by World Bank Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop, the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship […]

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External Evaluation of the AIMS Academic Program – Terms of Reference

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was established in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an innovative post-graduate centre for education, research and public engagement and outreach. AIMS offers a one-year taught Master’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences to talented students from all over Africa. The Master’s program trains hundreds of scholars each […]

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Call for Applications: African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award Edition 2016

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2016. The African Union (AU) Commission launched the prestigious African Union Scientific Award Programme on 9 September 2008 with the support of its Development Partners particularly the European Commission. Under this programme prizes are awarded to top African scientists in each of the following two sectors: Life and Earth Science; […]

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Tanzanians Among Over 1 000 Mathematical Sciences Graduates

OVER 1 000 students, including Tanzanians, have graduated with Masters of Mathematical Sciences at the five centres of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) in the continent. In Tanzania, the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative’s Chief Academic and Research Officer, Prof Barry Green conferred 47 students from 13 African countries with the degrees over […]

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Professor Allotey Calls for Adequate Finance of Science

Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian Mathematical Physicist has reiterated the call on African Governments to put in place deliberate policies to adequately finance mathematics, Science and Technology education. This, he said, is the best means to solve the many problems that confront societies in Africa and the fastest route to technological and […]

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#UofTGrad16: A love-in for Mathematics

Fresh off receiving his honorary doctorate from U of T, Manjul Bhargava was the guest of honour at a special panel discussing It’s All About Math! In a room filled with people who love math, he received a rock star welcome as he extolled the importance of fostering in children an appreciation of the creativity […]

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Call for Applications: German Research Chair in “Mathematics and its Applications” at AIMS – Cameroon

Deadline for application: 1 August 2016 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for the German Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cameroon. The call addresses highly qualified academics from all over the world who conduct application-related research in the field of mathematics, have experience in training students and […]

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