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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Mathematics Teachers in Central Upgrade skills

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS-Ghana) is offering training for 256 Basic School Mathematics Teachers from five District of the Central Region, as part of a nationwide programme. It is aimed at equipping them with the necessary modern teaching methodologies and principles to promote the teaching of the subject to minimise its high […]

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Einstein Forum Aims to Stem Africa Brain Drain

Top scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs gather for landmark conference in Senegal to encourage research. Africa’s top scientists, policymakers and start-ups have gathered for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent’s brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths. The organisers of the first Next Einstein Forum (NEF), concluding […]

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