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Conference: Homological Methods in Algebra and Geometry at AIMS-Ghana

Dear all,

We are writing to inform you about a school and workshop titled “Homological Methods in Algebra and Geometry”. The first week will consist of three minicourses. The second week will comprise of research talks on these topics. The school and workshop are funded and supported by AIMS-Ghana and the ICTP.

Dates: 1st -12th of August 2016
Location: AIMS-Ghana, Biriwa, Ghana
Website: http://aimsictp2016.weebly.com/

The goals of the conference are twofold: on the one hand, to inspire the communication of state-of-the-art research within these flourishing areas and the exchange of ideas between them. On the other hand, to give African postgraduates and researchers the opportunity to get in touch with international experts in order to help them enter one of these fields.

Some funding is available to cover travel and local costs of participants. Preference will be given to those based in the region. Please consult the website for information on how to apply and register.…

By | March 5th, 2016|Conference|0 Comments

ICTP: Postgraduate Diploma Programme

Thought this might be interesting to some of us. Copy-pasted from here:

The ICTP is now accepting applications for the 2016/2017 academic year. The programme, covering the period 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017, will lead to the ICTP Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.

The online application form is here; the application deadline is 31 January 2016.

Qualifications and Scholarships

  • The Postgraduate Diploma Programme is open to young (generally below 28 years of age), qualified graduates from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA.
  • The minimum qualification for applicants is a degree equivalent to an MSc (or an exceptionally good BSc) in physics, mathematics or in a field related to the topics listed below. The selection of candidates will be based on their university record and on academic recommendations.
  • Since the Postgraduate Diploma Programme is in English, fluency in speaking and writing is an essential qualification.
By | November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ICTP: Research and Visiting Opportunities

Thought this might be of interest to some readers. Copy-pasted from here:

Every year the Mathematics Group at the ICTP offers research opportunities for outstanding mathematicians from developing countries, for short and long-term visits, as well as postdoctoral fellowships through the Mathematics Research Fellowships programme.

Visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians of any age and nationality. They are intended for short visits to ICTP (typically between 1 to 3 months).  Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their Fellowship.

The latest call for Visiting Fellowships (typically between 1 to 3 months) during the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 is now open. The application deadline is 15 December 2015.

The call for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships that will start from September 2016 is now open. The application deadline is 15 December 2015.

Other research and education opportunities in mathematics are available through the ICTP’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme as well as its Associateship Scheme.

By | November 10th, 2015|Job advert|0 Comments

ICTP/OFID Postgraduate Fellowships

Thought this might be of interest to some readers. Copy-pasted from here:

The ICTP and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) announce a joint programme offering fellowships and research/training opportunities to PhD students enrolled in universities in developing countries within areas of ICTP’s scientific and technical competence.

The OFID Postgraduate Fellowships will support 15 doctoral students from developing countries to access ICTP and partner research/training facilities for up to six months per year for three consecutive years. Fellows will carry out  research/training towards their PhD within the Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP) scheme at ICTP mentored by co-supervisors at the host institutes in coordination with their supervisors at their home institutes.

Fields of study: any of the ICTP fields of research (including mathematics).

Duration: 3 years; stays of up to 6 months per year

Eligibility: PhD students from developing countries (except OPEC and OFID member countries).
Fellowships are awarded on a merit basis; priority will be given to young researchers from least developed countries.

By | June 24th, 2015|Advertising, Job advert|1 Comment

AIMS-IMAGINARY Workshop 2014

A little blog about the conference in which Mathemafrica was conceived! This first appeared on the ICTP math blog on the 18th of November 2014.


One of the perks of working in mathematics is that I get to travel the world as part of my job. This time it was Cape Town, South Africa; I flew down there to participate in a workshop on maths `outreach’ activities in Africa. The workshop was held at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and was organised in partnership with IMAGINARY. Will introduce the organisers in a bit but let me focus on the idea of mathematics outreach for now.

For me, mathematics outreach is an attempt to share mathematical ideas with non-experts in the field. The term non-expert includes a broad spectrum of people stretching from school children to senior citizens. Math-outreach is usually done through exhibitions and the written media but the definition allows for many more forms of communication.…

By | March 15th, 2015|English, Event|1 Comment