• Students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences outside the organization's building in Cape Town, South Africa
    Students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences outside the organization's building in Cape Town, South Africa. The institute is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach in mathematical sciences, with locations in Senegal, Tanzania, Cameroon and Ghana. (Photo: AIMS/Yasmin Hankel) (Photo: Yasmin Hankel)

Will the world's next Einstein come from Africa? Niki Wilson explains how the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences is working to make that happen while helping shape the continent's future. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world​, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.​