Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Next Einstein

TED has launched a new way to share a passion for learning... and to allow African youth, and others inspired by their stories, to bring their dreams alive!

The news release tells part of the story of Neil Turok's TED wish:

"On May 11, the Next Einstein campaign officially launched at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in Cape Town, South Africa. Stephen Hawking, Nobel Laureate George Smoot, Nobel Laureate David Russell, and Michael Griffin, the Administrator of NASA, were all there to give talks and lend their support."

But it was my first glimpse of Audrey that captured my imagination. She may well become the first female from Ghana to lecture on pure mathematics!

'Pure mathematics' may be for weirdos; but 'passion for learning' is for everyone!'