Hey look: A smart guy, not in Ottawa

From the print edition, my column about Neil Turok and the latest from the Perimeter Institute. Turok and I talked about a wide variety of topics when I interviewed him in Toronto. What made it into the column was very nearly randomly selected. What got left out, including a discussion of his ambitious and fascinating work at the African Institute for Mathematical Science, will be up here on the blog soon, if I can find time during an entertaining weekend away from Ottawa.

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