20 new AIMS scholarships from Barclays

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Amy Novogratz reports from the AIMS celebrating weekend in Muizeberg, Cape Town:

During a luncheon to celebrate the opening of the new Research Center at AIMS — the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences — Barclays announces their support by starting with 20 AIMS scholarships a year, renewable.

Stephen Hawking (right) is in South Africa for this event — and to deliver his first-ever lecture in Africa. This all grows out of 2008 TED Prize winner Neil Turok’s wish — that the TED community will help him to educate the next Einstein in Africa. More reports from the AIMS party to come!

Below, AIMS founder Neil Turok receives the support of the South African government at the luncheon.