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In addition to the PSI curriculum, Perimeter presents topical courses on
current topics for resident researchers and students, as well as those of
surrounding universities. Last year, resident and visiting scientists offered
seven courses, enhancing and complementing the course offerings
of universities across the region. Highlights included “Spacetime,
Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes” taught by DRC Nima
Arkani-Hamed (IAS) and Faculty member Freddy Cachazo; “Scattering
Amplitudes from Single-Cuts” taught by Simon Caron-Huot (IAS); and
“Introduction to Tensor Network Algorithms” taught by Postdoctoral
Researcher Robert Pfeifer. As with all Perimeter research happenings,
these courses are available to the wider scientific community through
PIRSA, Perimeter’s online video archive (
Faculty supervised 24 PhD students over the past year (with three
completed), all of whom will receive their degree from a partnering
university where the faculty member has an affiliation. Perimeter’s
rich environment offers students unparalleled opportunities to interact
with research leaders from around the world and to develop further
career opportunities. All of this year’s graduates obtained competitive
postdoctoral fellowships at international institutions, including NASA,
MIT, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
Postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to develop mentoring
skills while enhancing their own research by developing two- to
four-month summer research projects suitable for undergraduates.
Last summer, seven talented undergrads from around the world
got an opportunity to become members of Perimeter’s research
community, developing their research skills and absorbing the rich
variety of talks, conferences, and happenings at Perimeter.
John Berlinsky, Director
Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced
Study (IAS)
Carl Bender, Washington University
Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute
David Cory, Perimeter Institute & Institute for
Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
François David, Institute of Theoretical Physics,
Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute
Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter Institute
Ruth Gregory, Durham University
Leo Kadanoff, University of Chicago
Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute & University of
Renate Loll, Utrecht University
John McGreevy, Massachusetts Institute of
Scott Noble, Center for Computational Relativity
and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamar Pereg-Barnea, California Institute of
Michael Peskin, SLAC National Accelerator
Veronica Sanz, York University
Ben Schumacher, Kenyon College
Philip Schuster, Perimeter Institute
Sarah Shandera, Perimeter Institute
Eric Sorensen, McMaster University
Robert Spekkens, Perimeter Institute
Andrew Tolley, Case Western Reserve University
Natalia Toro, Perimeter Institute
Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute
Konstantin Zarembo, NORDITA