Welcome, Dr. Turok!

Perimeter Institute announced its new Executive Director this morning via live presentation and webcast. Dr. Neil Turok will be joining PI in October.

Wowza.

We saw Dr. Turok speak at PI in April, just days after he received the TED Prize.

His buddy Stephen Hawking (perhaps you’ve heard of him?) sent along his regards and congratulations, and Dr. Gerard ‘t Hooft, who we saw speak at the Public Lecture on Wednesday, was also there to express his congratulations (dude’s a Nobel Laureate).

Leaving Cambridge for Waterloo. Huh. I feel so fancy, bein’ a local and all. 🙂

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