News from the TED Prize blog:
Congratulations to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and 2008 TED Prize winner Neil Turok on winning $2 million in funding from Google’s Project 10^100. Project 10^100 (10 to the 100th power) was a call for ideas to divide a $10 million fund into five pieces that would help as many people as possible around the world. AIMS’ piece of the prize will be used to expand its network of science and math academies that promote graduate-level study in Africa.
Interestingly, Khan Academy, which I raved about in this post, has also been awarded a TED Prize. Click here for more info, and a nice video about it (sorry the news is a bit old!).
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