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ASSOCIATE
FACULTY
In addition to full-time faculty, Perimeter often works with nearby universities to make joint hires
through its Associate Faculty program, enabling the Institute to recruit top scientific talent to
Canada and to spread the benefit among multiple institutions. In 2010-11, Perimeter made three
such joint appointments, increasing the Institute’s research strength in key areas.
Astrophysicist Avery Broderick will join Perimeter’s faculty in September 2011 in a joint
appointment with the University of Waterloo. Broderick has recently been part of an international
effort to produce and interpret horizon-resolving images of supermassive black holes, studying
their dynamics and the nature of gravity in their vicinity.
Particle physicist Itay Yavin focuses on the search for physics beyond the Standard Model,
particularly the nature of dark matter and the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking. He joined
Perimeter in July 2011 in a joint appointment with McMaster University.
Sung-Sik Lee joined Perimeter’s faculty in July 2011. He is a condensed matter theorist whose
research focuses on strongly interacting quantum many-body systems using quantum field theory,
as well as the intersections between condensed matter and high energy physics.
DISTINGUISHED
RESEARCH
CHAIRS
Quantum theory suggests a particle can be in two places at one time. Perimeter’s unique
Distinguished Research Chairs (DRCs) program offers leading scientists an analogous opportunity.
While retaining permanent positions at their home institutions, DRCs visit the Institute for extended
periods each year, becoming part of Perimeter’s community in all respects: conducting research,
collaborating with colleagues, organizing conferences, teaching in the PSI program, and contributing
to outreach programs.
James
Bardeen
Ganapathy
Baskaran
S. James
Gates
Frans
Pretorius
Eva
Silverstein
Paul
Steinhardt
Gerard
’t Hooft
Senthil
Todadri
“I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative and lively research environment. Perimeter
recognizes the importance of ideas that cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries, a notion
that underpins much of my research. The Institute is also quickly amassing a first-rate group of
condensed matter researchers that I’m excited to work with.”
− Sung-Sik Lee, Associate Faculty member
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