Is a third wave coming?

On 28 March 2021, the University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a data breakfast on “Predictions for Covid in SA for 2021 and Beyond” with Prof. Bruce Bassett, Head of Cosmology and Machine Learning at AIMS South Africa and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town who leads the epidemiological modelling of Covid for

How to increase women’s participation in data science and STEM fields

SARAO has released a case study on DARA Big Data Programme highlighting how to increase women’s participation in data science and STEM fields. To read the full article please visit The authors of the report are Dr Bonita de Swardt, SARAO’s Programme Manager for Strategic Partnerships; Monushia Zimri, Research and Development Intern at the

DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope

Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved the funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) which will be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) site in the Karoo. The new equipment will bolster

Après-Lunch with a PhD candidate in Financial Economics and a Data Scientist

This webinar was held on 11 March in celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). The webinar hosted two phenomenal women as speakers.  Ms Oluwakemi Imole Adewumi and Ms Mulunga Makhubele, both AIMS Alumni who have inspiring career journeys in the Mathematical Sciences discipline. Ms Adewumi is currently a PhD candidate in Financial Economics

Après-Lunch with Mathematician turned Impact Entrepreneur

The 11th of February marks an International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS).  This year’s theme was “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19”. The IDWGS aims to raise awareness about the importance of celebrating women’s excellence in science. It seeks to further remind the international community that science and