A Talk on the Power of Ideas
By Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
We live at a unique moment in human history. Our world faces tremendous challenges – environmental, economic, and social – but we have never been better equipped to tackle those challenges. From our remarkable ability to understand the universe through scientific inquiry, to every individual’s potential to effect grassroots change, we humans are defined by our capacity to think big and innovate. Canada has a rich history of ingenuity, and incredible opportunities await Canadians of all ages ready to seize them. In this inspiring multimedia presentation, Neil Turok will explore how meaningful innovation emerges from unfettered curiosity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the understanding that we are the authors of our future.
Neil Turok is a world-renowned cosmologist, public speaker, author, and catalyst of positive change worldwide through science and education. A native of South Africa and resident of Canada for the past decade, he is Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). He delivered the prestigious Massey Lectures to packed audiences across Canada in 2012, and was the TED Prize Winner in 2008.