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RESEARCH
L I NKAGES
RESEARCH LINKAGES
VISITOR
PROGRAM
Fresh voices invigorate discussion. Over the last year, Perimeter’s lively scientific visitor program
brought 416 scientists for research visits (in addition to over 600 conference participants).
Coming to Perimeter provides visiting scientists with time, space, and ample opportunities to
attend conferences and talks, exchange ideas, and spark new collaborations with colleagues.
In 2010-11, four appointments were made to the new Visiting Fellows program, which will bring
accomplished researchers to the Institute for extended research stays of up to six months while
keeping positions at their home institutions.
AFFILIATES
Through the Institute’s Affiliate member program, select faculty from Canadian universities are
invited to make regular visits to the Institute, attending seminars, conferences, and other events,
and working with resident researchers. Affiliates enrich Perimeter’s community, helping to build
regional and national research links between Perimeter and other Canadian universities. In 2010-
11, 13 new Affiliate members joined, bringing the total membership to 105.
NATIONAL
LINKAGES
Modern physics is inherently collaborative – the big questions are so complex that they can rarely
be answered by a single researcher, or even by a single institution. Collaboration is vital and
sharing intellectual wealth enriches all.
Perimeter aims to serve as a hub for theoretical physics in Canada. In addition to long-standing
and productive ties with the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo,
Perimeter partners with regional universities, including McMaster, Guelph, and Western, via
cross-appointments, adjunct appointments, joint postdoctoral fellowships, and graduate training.
The Institute also provides unique resources and leadership to the national scientific community
through conferences, workshops, and courses.
Perimeter has forged strong ties with other research organizations across the country, including
the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), Canadian Institute for Advanced
Participants at
“IGST 2011”
BY THE
NUMBERS
In 2010-11 …
• over
1,000
scientists visited
Perimeter to do
research and attend
conferences
13
Affiliate
members joined
Perimeter, bringing
the total to
105