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SpeakerNeil Turok, Director and Niels Bohr Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada and Founder, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg, South Africa
Date Apr 21, 2014
Time 4:00 pm  
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street; Urbana IL
Cost Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

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Expanding Opportunity in Africa: The Next Einstein Initiative

In 2003, Neil Turok, one of the world's leading physicists, created the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cape Town, South Africa. Its goal is to unlock the potential of Africa's youth--the world's greatest untapped pool of scientific and technical talent. AIMS and its Next Einstein Initiative, which is creating centers of advanced study throughout the continent, have  captured imaginations across Africa and around the world.

Neil Turok discusses AIMS' achievemetns and future prospects as well as the vital role individual scientists, departments, and universities like Illinois can play.

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