The primary goal of the Masamu (masamu means mathematics in Southern Africa) Program is to enhance research in mathematical sciences within Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) institutions through promotion of international research collaboration. A key component of the Masamu Program is the Advanced Study Institute and Workshop Series in mathematical sciences that provides a platform for such collaboration. Other activities include Research Workshop, Career Development Workshop, Department Heads and Chairs and Senior Research Scientists Workshop, Colloquia and Webinar Series, and AfricaMath. The target audiences of the Advanced Study Institute are graduate students and early career faculty (rank less than associate professor) while the workshops are open to students, faculty, and other researchers in the mathematical sciences. Read a summary of recent Masamu news and activities here.
The Third Annual Masamu Advanced Study Institute (MASI) and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences was held in Cape Town, South Africa from November 23 - December 1, 2013 in conjunction with the 2013 SAMSA Conference.
The Fourth Annual Masamu Advanced Study Institute (MASI) and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences is scheduled for November 22 - 30, 2014 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Masamu 2012 Video.
About SAMSA: The Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) was established in 1981 to further the mathematical sciences in the Southern African region (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and beyond.
About the NSF: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent US federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing for America's colleges and universities.
Last Updated: 2/28/2014