Science in Action talks to a physicist making an impact in both science and politics: Neil Turok. Neil has worked with the world’s leading physicists to develop theories of how the universe started.
This week on Science in Action we talk to a physicist making an impact in both science and politics.
Neil Turok was born in South Africa; he’s currently chair of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University in Britain and Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. He has worked with the world’s leading physicists on developing theories of how the universe started.
He’s the recipient of various awards including the Maxwell medal from the US Institute of Physics for his contributions to theoretical physics, and the 2008 TED prize – given to people who make the world a better place - for his work in Mathematical physics and in starting AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
AIMS, based in Cape Town, is a unique institution offering postgraduate training in mathematical science to African students.