Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

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KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led by NEF Ambassadors, local science …

Kenya signs MOU to host the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya, 1 September 2018 – Today, the Government of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) to host the NEF Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi in March 2020. The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. “The Third NEF Global Gathering will …

ALLOTEY MATHS CAMP at AIMS Ghana

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With the objective of promoting the study of mathematics from the basic to tertiary levels and demystifying the concept of mathematics as a difficult subject, AIMS Ghana opened the 5th Maths Camp dubbed ‘Allotey Math Camp’ on Monday 6th August 2018. 53 students from 38 Junior and Senior High Schools from 6 Regions in Ghana and 21 volunteers from Africa …

AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

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31 July 2018, Kigali Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves …

AIMS signs partnerships with African Risk Capacity to help Africa better respond to natural disasters and climate change

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On 26th March 2018, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the African Risk signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovation across Africa, develop African solutions to African problems, providing opportunities for AIMS students, alumni and researchers to work on projects that help African countries better respond to natural disasters and climate change. “We are happy to …

Why not me asks AIMS Cameroon 2018 top student Maryse Moutamal

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“I must prove to the world that it is not only men who do math,” exclaimed Maryse Moutamal, AIMS Cameroon’s Class of 2018 valedictorian. Maryse graduated from AIMS with distinction in all 11 of her classes, requiring a passing grade of 85% or higher. She not only achieved this notable accomplishment, but she completed the program in English, a language …

‘I want to be one of the greats’

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AIMS alumnus Dr. El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam has always dreamt of being one of the world’s great scientists. He used to write this on the walls of his middle school at Paoskoto, Kaolack Region of Senegal. At the age of seven, he was already passionate about numbers. This passion allowed him to become one of the best students in mathematics …

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah proposes to consider double intake of BECE candidates in Ghana

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Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, AIMS Ghana member of Board of Trustees and current Acting Academic Director, is advocating the adoption of a multi-track educational system in the country to enable the Ghana Education Service (GES) to absorb the huge numbers of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sit for the examination annually. “It will maximise the use of available resources …

Prof. Neil Turok named an honorary officer of the Order of Canada

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The AIMS community congratulates Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Chair of the International Board of Directors for being named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada on 29 June 2018. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, …