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First Spinoff of African Math Institute Takes Root in Senegal

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Science  04 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6081, pp. 533
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6081.533

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Senegal is the little sister of AIMS South Africa—a similar institute founded in 2003 just outside Cape Town—and part of a story that has captivated mathematicians and triggered an outpouring of support in money, time, and brainpower. The institutes are the brainchild of Neil Turok, a South African–born mathematician who heads the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. At first the dream proved harder to realize than Turok hoped. But the past 2 years have brought a "transformation," Turok says.