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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.