AIMS and its Research Centre have are currently being reviewed by a high profile panel of scientists including Prof David Gross (A Nobel Prize winner for Physics), Prof Gerhard Frey (a leading German mathematician); Prof David Bekolle (a leading mathematician from Cameroon); Prof Sunil Maharaj (a leading South African mathematician) and Dr Romilla Maharaj (representing
Visiting Senior Researcher, Prof Douw Steyn has been awarded a mentorship medal by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences. CFES/FCST awards the medal annually to nominees from all sectors and specializations within the earth science community. The medal was created in 2009 by CFES/FCST in order to recognize the sustained
On 25 June 2010, two MSc students at AIMS, Nicole Tchamga and Lydienne Matchie, will be defending their MSc theses in Financial Mathematics at 14:00 and 15:30, respectively. The venue is the AIMS Research Centre, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg. Enquiries can be made from Raouf Ghomrashni. Portfolio Optimization Problems: A Martingale and a Convex Duality Approach
53 AIMS students from 17 different African countries graduated with the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences today at a special ceremony in the Muizenberg Pavilion. The graduates include 19 women – the highest number of female graduates to date. The ceremony was officiated by the Vice Chancellors of the three local universities who conferred
Ten AIMS students were among the eighty young Africans selected from eight different educational institutions invited to meet with The Elders in Johannesburg on the 29th of May. Originally brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, The Elders are eminent global leaders who no longer hold public office. The group includes Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar
Macleans, a national weekly current affairs magazine, reported on the Academic Chairs for Africa programme and the AIMS-NextEinstein Initiative.
The Ottawa Citizen reported on a talk by Neil Turok at Ottawa University.
The Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD) took in a record 54 students in September 2009. The computer lab facilities were expanded to continue to accomodate one-PC-per-student. Below the students are visiting the International Office of Stellenbosch University, which helps AIMS in the necessary administration and to get visas for the PGD students.
Hand Drum Rythms, Victoria BC, recently held a benefit concert for AIMS.