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, …

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 …

External Evaluation of the AIMS Academic Program – Terms of Reference

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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 year and prepares them for …

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 …

Mbouye Khady Diagne, Ancienne Etudiante de AIMS Senegal Remporte le Prix National de “Ma Thése en 180 Secondes”

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C’est fait, on connaît désormais celle qui représentera le Sénégal à la finale internationale de « Ma Thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) » et il s’agit de Mlle Mbouye Khady Diagne de l’école doctorale Mathématique et Informatique de la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FST) de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD). Ce mercredi dans les locaux de l’Agence Universitaire de …

Request for Proposals: Audio & Video System 16-008

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  The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, RWANDA (AIMS Rwanda) seeks audio-visual services from a firm in order to reach out to its intended audience through audio and video conferences during meetings, dispensing of classes and other related issues. The objective of this request is to receive a proposal that will provide AIMS Rwanda, with a stable A/V service that …

Tanzanians Among Over 1 000 Mathematical Sciences Graduates

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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 the weekend in Bagamoyo. “Mathematical …