Research activity commenced at AIMS in 2003, mostly through a limited number of short-term research fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Victor Rothschild Memorial Fund and the National Research Foundation. However, research at AIMS started off in earnest after the AIMS Research Centre was launched during May 2008 (following the purchase and refurbishment of two historical double-storey houses opposite the AIMS main building in Melrose Road) and after a grant was secured from the Department of Science and Technology at the end of 2008.
The main features of the AIMS Research Centre are
The research focus of the AIMS Research Centre is mathematical modelling in a multidisciplinary context, with a special focus on data analysis and computation. Although this focus encompasses all areas in the mathematical sciences for the initial phases four focus areas have been selected namely mathematical and physical biosciences, mathematical finance and economics, cosmology and astrophysics, and computational mathematics and foundations.
A list of publications produced by researchers based in or visiting the AIMS Research Centre can be found here.
The AIMS Research Centre provides opportunities for resident researchers, visiting research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and masters students to work within the research foci of the Research Centre. Positions for resident researchers are advertised from time to time.
AIMS has a regular seminar series (the AIMS Journal Club) where resident and visiting researchers present their or other work to a wider audience.