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RESEARCH
E V ENTS
RESEARCH EVENTS
CONFERENCES
,
WORKSHOPS
,
AND
SUMMER
SCHOOLS
There is no substitute for the intense focus and unexpected human interactions at scientific
gatherings. Time and again, discussion, debate, and unexpected ideas catalyze new insights
and discovery.
Perimeter’s flexibility enables it to rapidly identify and capitalize on promising new areas, and the
Institute is often the first in the world to host a conference on an emerging area or new discovery.
In 2010-11, Perimeter held 12 timely, focused conferences and workshops, attended by over
600 scientists from around the world. By strategically choosing areas where a conference or
workshop is likely to have significant outcomes, Perimeter aims to accelerate progress and act
as a major node of exchange for groundbreaking research.
Last year, Perimeter launched a new conference venture aimed at combining the benefits of
conferences and workshops with those of extended research collaborations. The first two such
hybrid programs − one on early universe cosmology, another on astrophysical signatures of
gravitational and electromagnetic waves − were both highly successful and follow-up events are
expected in coming years.
Participants at “Integrability in Scattering Amplitudes II” conference
BY THE
NUMBERS
In 2010-11 …
• Hosted
12
timely,
focused conferences
and workshops,
attended by 653
scientists from around
the world
• Partnered on
10
joint workshops and
conferences with
other institutions
• Presented
263
scientific talks, all
made available online
at www.pirsa.org
“The conference on Holographic Cosmology v2.0 was one of
the most stimulating meetings I have been to in recent years.
I particularly enjoyed the discussions during and after the talks
with participants from fields ranging from cosmology to quantum
information. It is very interesting to see these different fields have
become linked through the holographic principle.”
− Erik Verlinde, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam