African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications

The African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications will be held 14–25 July 2008 at AIMS. The School will cover the fundamentals of modern electronic-structure theory based on density functional theory, with emphasis on the pseudopotential/plane-wave approach, together with some of the most relevant recent developments and applications. Visit the ICTP and WITS school websites.

Mathematical Biology 2008

A short course on Mathematical Biology for South African students was run at AIMS from 30 June to 11 July 2008. This course was run in partnership with SACEMA.

Short course: Mathematics in the Biological Sciences

A short course for South African students in their third or honours year in mathematics will be held at AIMS from the 9th to the 13th July 2007. The course will focus on mathematics in the biological sciences and it is being run in collaboration with SACEMA. All expenses will be covered for students. See here for more information.

Short course: Volunteer Computing for Africa

AIMS workshop on Volunteer Computing for Africa will introduce participants to state-of-the-art open source software technologies behind distributed computing and cyber-volunteerism on the Internet. It takes place 16–22 July 2007, Muizenberg (Cape Province), South Africa. Participants will gain hands-on experience with these technologies, so that they can harness the power of volunteer computers worldwide for their own

Modelling of infectious diseases

AIMS, SACEMA, and DIMACS, is holding an Advanced Study Institute on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases in Africa for students interested in this field. The institute will be followed by a research workshop that will serve as a capstone.

Web caching using Squid

Theory, practise and implementation of institutional level Web caches. 30 June–6 July 2006 (provisional), Cape Town, South Africa. INASP, TENET, AIMS, and partners invite selected participants to a combined Web caching and open source technical bandwidth management tools training workshop. Further details available here. Lecturers include Guy Halse from Rhodes University and Richard Stubbs from University of

NASSP/AIMS 2005 student workshop on SALT Science

In association with AIMS the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) will run a student workshop at AIMS in Muizenberg from 7 to 11 November 2005 with participants attending the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) dedication at Sutherland on November 10.

Winter School in GNU/LINUX as a tool for science

AIMS is hosting a fully sponsored course in the use of Open Source applications and tools for scientific modelling from 11 July to 5 August. South African lecturers and researchers (MSc and higher) in the mathematical sciences were invited to apply. Applications are now closed. The course includes running a Linux Desktop, modelling with Octave, Gnuplot and

Workshop on Capacity Building in the Mathematical Sciences

Print this flyer with all the information and contact details. This workshop took place during the first year of academic activity at AIMS. It gave an opportunity to consider the problems associated with capacity building in mathematics and its applications in the physical and biological sciences and technology, and the manner in which AIMS is approaching these