Category: Centre news
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 https://africanews.space/how-to-increase-women-participation-in-data-science-and-stem/ 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 Nuclear Analyst
This webinar took place on 4 March as part of the celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) which is actually on the 14th of March. The speaker of the day was Dr Guy Blaise Dongmo, an AIMS South Africa alumnus who is currently working as a Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) Analyst at Eskom-Koeberg
AIMS Gender in STEM Mentoring Programme
On 26 February, AIMS House of Science hosted a Mentoring webinar session – Mental Health & Well Being during AIMS Training – as part of the AIMS Gender in STEM programme. The webinar featured three AIMS alumni, based in various institutions across the world and currently pursuing different career paths in academia and other sectors.
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
AIMS South Africa Newsletter December 2020/January 2021
AIMSSEC joins the online educational wagon in style!
The Mathematical Thinking (MT SAMO) Course was the first fully online course ever offered by the organisation. It started on 17 August 2020 following the cancellation of the residential module in June 2020 for MT33 due to COVID-19. The pandemic has really compelled most educational institutions to resort to online platforms to satisfy their clients,