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Thursday 25 June 2009

AIMS Graduation 2009

AIMS The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences held the graduation dinner for the class of 2009 at the Muizenberg Pavilion on June 25, 2009. Present were Vice-Chancellors from three of Cape Town's Universities, and the Kenyan Ambassador Tom Amolo.

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Monday 1 September 2008

Dark Matter in the Universe

Bullet Cluster What is exciting about Cosmology today is how much we do not know. The observable universe - baryonic matter we are fairly sure comprises only a few percent of the total mass of the universe. The rest is a mystery, but mainstream theories split it between Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

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Friday 30 May 2008

Nigerian infrastructure

Flag of Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria, the capital city, suffers from lack of infrastructure. Potholes, no landlines, power cuts every day.

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Sunday 11 May 2008

Launch of AIMS Research Centre, Muizenberg

Stephen Hawking On May 11, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences opened its Research Centre. Present were a host of dignitaries, led by Stephen Hawking, Michael Griffin, the current administrator of NASA, and Nobel prize-winners David Gross and George Smoot. A lineup indeed.

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