AIMS-IMAGINARY – Maths and Science Exhibition and Workshop in Mbour, Senegal

I was lucky enough to attend the first of these workshops in AIMS, Muizenberg and indeed that is where Mathemafrica was born. This should be a great event! Photo is taken from the first program:


Text below taken from the workshop/roadshow/exhibition website

This second edition of the AIMSIMAGINARY Maths and Science Roadshow, Workshop and Exhibition will showcase interactive visual and hands-on tools used to stimulate interest in maths and sciences among diverse groups of people. The event targets primary, secondary, high school and university learners and teachers/lecturers. It will consist of (1) an AIMSIMAGINARY Maths and Science Roadshow packed with hands-on activities and discussions, (2) an AIMSIMAGINARY Maths and Science Exhibition, (3) discussions by interested participants willing to be part of the AIMSIMAGINARY network to share ideas and plan for future events, and (4) a Science Slam event. The event is being organized by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and supported by IMAGINARY and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, and the Government of Senegal.

By | September 8th, 2015|Advertising, Conference advert, English|0 Comments

Job advert: Resident Researcher in Mathematical Finance – AIMS South Africa Research Centre

Resident Researcher in Mathematical Finance – AIMS South Africa Research Centre

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an innovative, pan-African centre of excellence for post-graduate education, research and outreach which has achieved global recognition since opening its first centre in South Africa in 2003. AIMS centres offer a number of educational programs including a one-year taught Master’s program and postgraduate research. Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, governance and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lectures who teach in a  live-in learning environment.

Complementing the postgraduate academic programme at AIMS South Africa, located in Muizenberg, is the Research Centre whose mission is to conduct and foster outstanding research and learning in the mathematical sciences, thus contributing to the next generation of pan-African leaders in many spheres and the advancement of African science and academia within a multicultural environment.…

By | August 19th, 2015|Advertising, English, Job advert|0 Comments

Attracting women and girls to careers in physics – video seminar on the 6th of August

Attracting women and girls to careers in physics

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details are indicated below.

The HSRC Seminar Series In collaboration with the Africa Institute of South Africa

Speaker: Dr Malebo Tibane, Department of Physics, Unisa,

Discussant: Dr Palesa Sekhejane, HSRC

Chair: Prof. Narnia Bohler-Muller, HSRC

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Date: 6 August 2015

Time: 12h30 – 14H00

Representation of girls and women in the Physics related sector is declining or stagnating globally and locally. Therefore, issues that hamper on the development of women to participate equally in male-dominated spheres need to be discussed and captured adequately to create an enabling environment for women and girls in the sciences, and physics in general. In November 2005 Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA) was launched, with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and under the auspices of the South African Institute of Physics.…

By | July 19th, 2015|Advertising, Conference advert, English, Event, News|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

Mathemafrica poster – please spread the word!

Our very talented web developer Adam has designed a poster to advertise If you are in a mathematics department anywhere within Africa, or a highschool where you think this might be of interest, please think about printing the poster out and putting it up. If you would like to translate the poster into another language, we would also very much appreciate your help!


Download the poster here.

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By | June 10th, 2015|Advertising, Background, English|0 Comments