AIMS Condemns Xenophobic Attacks

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Thierry Zomahoun

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 21 April 2015,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) joined South African corporations, non-government organisations and various stakeholders in the public and private sector across the world in speaking out against the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals residing in South Africa. The first pan-African network of centres of excellence, which established its …

Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

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This year’s Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it’s 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that’s all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent 30% of researchers, but these four women are making a name for themselves …

Thierry Zomahoun Podcast: Africa is Looking for its Einsteins

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Africa is at a tipping point, and will become a global player.” That’s according to Thierry Zomahoun, president and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), who is also a development economist. He has a dream: “To train a critical mass of bright mathematical scientists, who are critical thinkers and problem solvers, and who will address the African …

Two stand-out models of physics education and outreach in South Africa

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“AIMS for development – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an increasingly popular option at the postgraduate level. The first of now six centers on the continent was established in Muizenberg (near Cape Town) in 2003 by South African native and mathematical physicist Neil Turok, now director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. The mission of …

STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

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Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not only fun, but also impactful …

The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 15 of Africa’s top young scientists

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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiative in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, announces the opening of the NEF Fellows Programme which will identify 15 of Africa’s top young scientists, honoring their achievement and contributions to Africa and the world’s development at the premier NEF Global Gathering in October 2015 in Dakar, Senegal. …

Next Einstein Initiative to expand to Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (August 4) – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) have signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania to open the latest AIMS centre of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach at a ceremony at the Ministry offices in the capital. Prof. Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of …

AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme launched in collaboration with the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative and the Robert Bosch Stiftung

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One of Africa’s brightest young minds, the mathematician and computer scientist Dr. Antoine Tambue, has returned to Africa to continue his research career in a field of relevance to Africa’s development. His return is being facilitated through the AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme, which provides high-profile and pioneering academic positions to young African scientists. The programme, a collaboration between the African Institute …