Alumni events

Allotey workshop: connecting with the AIMS network

Wednesday 16 May, 5.30pm - 8pm

Alumni are invited to a public lecture 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.

Professor Allotey was known for the “Allotey Formalism” which arose from his work on soft X-ray spectroscopy. A founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, in 1974 he became the first Ghanaian full professor of mathematics and head of the Department of Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

About the speakers

Lucy Quist 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.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 16 May 2018 in the Chadwick Building, University of Liverpool from 5.30pm - 8pm. Wine and light bites will be served after the lecture. Places are FREE but must be booked in advance via the link below.

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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:

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