# Johan Samsing meets prof. Neil Turok

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**Johan Samsing meets prof. Neil Turok for a Science Talk in Niels Bohr Office about his work on the early universe:**

Neil Turok is a South African physicist, known for his groundbreaking work on early-universe physics, including the cosmological constant and a cyclic model for the universe.

In 1992 he was awarded the Maxwell medal for his contributions to theoretical physics. In 1994 he was appointed Professor of Physics at Princeton University, then held the Chair of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge starting in 1997.

He was appointed Director of the Perimeter Institute in 2008. In 2020, Turok was appointed as the Inaugural Higgs Chair of Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh.

In this video series, Johan Samsing (NBIA) meets 7 outstanding scientists, each of which have made profound contributions to our understanding of the Universe within the areas of black holes, gravitational waves, early universe dynamics, and quantum gravity.

The recordings took place at the Niels Bohr Office during the conference "Current Themes in High Energy Physics, Gravity and Cosmology" held by the Niels Bohr International Academy from Aug. 21st to 25th, 2023.