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TEDTalks : Neil Turok, 2008 TED prize wish, an African Einstein

Author: TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
Publisher: New York, NY : Films Media Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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South African-born Neil Turok works on understanding the universe's very beginnings. With Stephen Hawking, he developed the Hawking-Turok instanton solutions, positing that, big bang or no, the universe came from something, not from utter nothingness. He founded the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, a postgraduate center supporting math and science. His TED Prize wish is to help him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Neil Turok
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
OCLC Number: 799038407
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand digital educational video.
Item Number: 48347.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Description: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: Interest in Africa --
Educational potential --
What banged? --
Big bang in pre-existing universe --
Equations for big bang --
Africa's problems --
AIMS --
Educational philosophy --
AIMS and Africa --
AIMS students --
Replicating AIMS --
AIMS's principles and purpose.
Other Titles: Neil Turok, 2008 TED prize wish, an African Einstein
African Einstein
TED Talks
Responsibility: TED.

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South African-born Neil Turok works on understanding the universe's very beginnings. With Stephen Hawking, he developed the Hawking-Turok instanton solutions, positing that, big bang or no, the universe came from something, not from utter nothingness. He founded the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, a postgraduate center supporting math and science. His TED Prize wish is to help him grow AIMS and promote the study of math and science in Africa, so that the world's next Einstein may be African. Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, this physicist speaks out for talented young Africans starved of opportunity: by unlocking and nurturing the continent's creative potential, we can create a change in Africa's future.

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