The CBC Massey Lectures 2012
Explore the ideas and people behind The Universe Within, Neil Turok's 2012 Massey Lecture.
Neil Turok. Credit: Jens Langen & Perimeter Institute
Welcome to The Massey Experience, an online exploration of the ideas, themes, theories and characters that form Neil Turok's 2012 Massey Lectures The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos.
The Massey Experience is an immersive, evolving companion to Neil's Massey Lectures which aired on CBC Radio's IDEAS in November 2012.
The story is a journey from quantum to cosmos: where we've come from, where we're going and what we've learned along the way. Neil argues that we're on the cusp of yet another major transformation: a coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current digital age.
It's the story of science and technology, but it is also the story of who we are: amazing creative humans.
You can also explore the Massey Lectures by purchasing The Universe Within from House of Anansi Press.
About Neil Turok
Neil Turok is one of the world's leading physicists, and a renowned educational innovator. The highly regarded Director of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Turok was previously professor of physics at Princeton and held a Chair of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. As well as developing fundamental theories of the cosmos, he has led efforts to determine their predictions and to test them through observation. With Stephen Hawking, he developed the Hawking-Turok Instanton Theory describing the birth of inflationary universes. With Paul Steinhardt, he developed a cyclic universe scenario, described in their critically acclaimed book Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang - Rewriting Cosmic History.
Turok was awarded the James Clerk Maxwell medal of the U.K. Institute of Physics and, in 2008, a prestigious TED Prize. Born in South Africa, Turok founded the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a pan-African network of centres for education and research. This work has been recognized by awards from the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) and the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE). Turok now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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