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Africa: the Choice of Science, the AIMS Initiative

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An international conference organized by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to support the newly-created AIMS institute in Senegal
This international conference will gather together Nobel prize-winning scientists and experts, ICTP and CIMPA (UNESCO category II centre) to support the AIMS-Senegal institute, which will welcome its first students in September 2011. The conference will have a great impact on the development of science in Africa.
The AIMS initiative was created by Mr Neil Turok, Director of the “Perimeter Institute” in Canada and winner in 2010 of the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) prize for his project “Next Einstein Initiative”.
AIMS was initially founded in South Africa, in 2003, as a pan-African center for post-graduate training and research, providing advanced, broadly applicable mathematical skills to talented students from all over Africa. It is hoped that this initiative will lead to the creation of other AIMS institutes in Africa.

Live transmission of Debates


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 14.04.2011 09:00 local time
End 15.04.2011 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Benchikh, Osman
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website programme (in French) (PDF)
Link 1 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Link 2 Association pour la Promotion Scientifique de l'Afrique (in French)
Link 3 Live transmission of Debates
Link 4


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