“There are more African engineers working in the United States than in Africa,” organiser Thierry Zomahoun, chief executive of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, told an audience drawn from more than 100 different countries.

‘Challenging universal truths’

At least 17 Einstein Forum fellows, as well as young researchers from across the continent, shared their innovations with top policymakers, business leaders and academics.

One of them is Senegalese mathematician Mouhamed Moustapha Fall.

“What inspires me about Einstein was his ability to re-question everything,” he told Al Jazeera.

“To try to have another way of looking at things, challenging universal truths.”

Source: Al Jazeera And Agencies