The AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair program, an initiative of AIMS and the Robert Bosch Stiftung facilitates the return of another talented mathematical scientist to Africa

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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). Its goal is to build a community of motivated and talented …

Africa’s Nursery for Einsteins

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A world-class physicist and his math institute are trying to jump-start a scientific revolution on a continent that desperately needs one. In 1977, an 18-year-old volunteer teacher at a primary school in the African kingdom of Lesotho asked his math pupils to go outside and measure the height of the outside wall of the building. As they industriously walked rulers …

Professor Nancy Neudauer Receives Simons Foundation Award

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The Simons Foundation has awarded Pacific University mathematics professor Nancy Neudauer a five-year grant of $35 000 to support her collaborative research project, “Matroids in an International Research Community: generating new researchers.” Neudauer is a three-time recipient of a Fulbright specialist award who has traveled to Africa to advance mathematics education by helping further develop the African Institute for Mathematical …

Higher AIMS: Expanding our Work in International Development

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The adoption of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals at the turn of the century – followed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 – presented a major challenge to statisticians measuring the progress being made towards them. Both sets of goals have, among many other things, highlighted a lack of population data in many poorer countries as well as …

Having More Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Vital for National Development Agenda – Dr Tschol

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In a development that first emerged when President Paul Kagame first met with Neil Turok, the Founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Education signed a partnership agreement with the latter to bring operations to Rwanda. The deal signed at the beginning of this year would …

AIMS Is Enabling Africa’s Youth to Become Agents of Change on the Continent

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“Africa has an exciting journey ahead of it and so do you. We are determined to transform the African continent by hiring the best talent to tackle the challenges of our time” said Dr Solomon Assefa, Director IBM Research – Africa. Dr Solomon was speaking at the AIMS South Africa Graduation which took place at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Tuesday …

Connecting Science to Humanity in Africa

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[INTERVIEW] Katie Lewis speaks to Thierry Zomahoun, development strategist and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, about the challenges and opportunities surrounding STEM education and research on the African continent. To what extent does Africa have an image problem when it comes to science and innovation? How can this be addressed? We must acknowledge that Africa does have …