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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The ‘Next Einstein’? She’s from Africa

Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa. It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The “Next Einstein” slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had founded to bring […]

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