AIMS and building science in Africa - Wednesday 16th May

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AIMS and building science in Africa

The Department of Mathematical Sciences are hosting a public lecture on Wednesday 16th May focusing on AIMS (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) and building science in Africa.

The event is open to staff, students and alumni and will take place from 17:30 in the Chadwick Building.

Please book a free place at

The lecture and accompanying workshop are in memory of Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, Ghanaian mathematical physicist and former President of AIMS Ghana with speakers from the African institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) network.

About the speakers

Lucy Quist
President of the AIMS Ghana

Lucy Quist is an international business leader. As a technology professional, Lucy advocates for greater participation of young people in STEM for development. Co-founder of FreshBakery and previously Managing Director (CEO) of Airtel Ghana, Lucy was recently featured on BBC’s Power Women series as one of the top business women driving transformational change Africa.

Mama Foupouagnigni
President of AIMS Cameroon
Mama Foupouagnigni is Professor for Mathematical Physics, University of Yaounde, Cameroon. He is the President and founding Academic Director of AIMS Cameroon. He represents Africa at the commission of Developing Countries of the International Mathematical Union.

Bubacarr Bah
German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialisation in Data Science, AIMS South Africa

Prof Bubacarr Bah is currently the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialisation in Data Science, and the Coordinator of the German Research Chairs in the AIMS Network.

About the African institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

Established in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is Africa’s first network of centres of excellence in mathematical sciences. It enables Africa’s talented students to become innovators who propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The AIMS network has currently six centres of excellence across Africa, which include Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

The AIMS Next Einstein Initiative is working to operate fifteen centres of excellence across Africa by 2023. Read more by visiting their website: