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African Institute of Mathematical Sciences

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TED talk by Neil Turok.

Neil Turok is a mathematician/physicist at Cambridge University.

He has founded an institute in Africa from which students have graduated to go on to great places, including for instance a student who is now pursuing a PhD at Cambridge under Stephen Hawking. They now want to start (a few) similar institutions in other sciences, and hope to replicate these successes.

Other notable highlights from the talk:

Maps from World Mapper. Maps in which countries’ areas correspond to a certain characteristic. Along with Gapminder, wonderfully illustrative visualisation tools.

“All known physics” equation:

Written by S

Sun, 2008-03-30 at 14:44:10

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  1. two bad the graphic is so small. it is illegible and useless as such

    ema zee

    Sun, 2011-03-13 at 10:36:24

    • Well, the equation is also useless as such. :-)


      Sun, 2011-03-13 at 11:53:21

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