Dear Mathemafrica readers,
I am sitting at the AIMS-Senegal institute in Mbour (about 1.5 hours drive South of Dakar) and together with my team member Sebastian and the AIMS-Senegal staff and students, we are preparing an interactive mathematics exhibition (as part of the IMAGINARY – open mathematics project).. It will be shown as of March 8 at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), to be held at a huge conference venue just outside Dakar.
There will be many ministers, scientists, politicians, even presidents from (apparently all fifty-four) African countries – and also many international guests – joining the NEF, with the goal to discuss about scientific innovations, collaborations and solutions in Africa!
We have to plan to blog live from the NEF, with insights and views from participants. And of course, we will let you know about our exhibition, about a new competition, we will launch and everything happening around!
Prepare yourself for the NEF at:
And the Twitter hashtag: #AFRICASEINSTEINS
Please find a picture from our first technical setup yesterday at the AIMS Institute. There will be plenty of touch screen computers, some fancy devices and modern playful maths. Tomorrow we will add some more technology and design and will bring everything to the NEF (where we will mount the exhibition).
How would you boost science in Africa? How can we further develop mathematics here? Where does the next Einstein come from?