GRACE KYEREWAH GOKA

I was born and grew up in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, where I also did my undergraduate degree, at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST-Kumasi). After my undergraduate, I took up a position at GTUC as an administrative officer at the Regional and Academic Partnership Unit where I learnt a lot about Institutional and Academic Programmes accreditation. My time with the Unit also helped me in deciding which area of Mathematics to further my studies, whether in pure or applied Mathematics. I pursued my Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS – Ghana) and my research was mostly on General Relativity, Cosmology and Inflation with a focus on the recent discovery of gravitational waves by BICEP2 (Background Imagining of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization – CMB polarization experiment at the south pole) from Inflation, where my supervisor was Navin Sivanandam. My technical skills include active experience with iPython, Latex, Sage and Excel.┬áHaving developed strong written and oral presentation skills as a student at AIMS, I also have the ability to communicate complex mathematical and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences.

My research focuses on Special and General Theory of Relativity, Theoretical cosmology, Cosmic Inflation. My current project is on Cosmic Inflation: Multifields Inflationary Models.