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

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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 technical professions or to pursue …

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

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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 support of Forum on International …

Eni Award Announcement 2017

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The Eni Award is an international competition for the best research projects in the field of energy and sustainability. The Award was set up in 2007 to develop the best use of energy sources, promote science and technology applied to the environment and encourage new generations of researchers. The competition is made up of three sections divided into different topics …

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

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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 in each paper. For the …

Xolisile Thusini: A Smashing Science Success

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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 areas, all you ever know …

Canada Commits $22.6 Million to Support Training of African Mathematical Scientists on Climate Change Solutions

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OTTAWA, August 31, 2016 /CNW/ – The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has announced that Canada will contribute CA$22.6 million over five years to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) to train African mathematical scientists to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. With the funding, AIMS will expand its …

Bubacarr Bah Has Been Awarded the Prestigious German Chair in Mathematics

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Bubacarr Bah, a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the prestigious German Chair in Mathematics, valued at $700 000, which is awarded by the Humboldt Foundation to researchers wishing to work at the renowned African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – South Africa. Bah, who’s research is at the intersection of applied math and computer science, …

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

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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). Its goal is to build …

Consultant Science Writer – Terms of Reference

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, …

Call for Applications: World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program

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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 Program aims to build a …