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Neil Turok:
My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

TED2008 · 24:50 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, physicist Neil Turok 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.

Physicist, education activist
Neil Turok is working on a model of the universe that explains the big bang — while, closer to home, he's founded a network of math and science academies across Africa. Full bio
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