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Research (CIFAR), the Fields Institute, SNOLAB, Centre de Recherches
Mathématiques, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems
(MITACS) research networks.
Last year, Perimeter established an agreement with TRIUMF, Canada’s
national particle and nuclear physics laboratory in British Columbia, to
facilitate research visits and build new bridges between the worlds of
theory and experiment. Through such partnerships, Perimeter benefits
from and contributes to Canada’s diverse and dynamic research
community.
INTERNATIONAL
LINKAGES
Perimeter maintains links with research institutions around the world.
The innovative new Unification of Fundamental Forces and Applications
(UNIFY) partnership, joins Perimeter with partners in Europe and the
US, and will combine topical conferences with training in Mathematica
computational software, plus an array of opportunities for PhD
students, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scientists. In June
2011, the Institute joined the international HoloGrav Network to further
interdisciplinary research in the cutting-edge area of gauge/gravity
duality.
Perimeter has strengthened links to leading observational and
experimental centres in recent years. In 2011, for example, Perimeter
and CITA together became the first Canadian members of the
international Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory
(LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, opening exciting opportunities for the
upcoming era of gravitational wave astronomy.
A COLLISION OF MINDS
Since 2007, researchers from Perimeter and the
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
(CITA) have gotten together regularly to share
new ideas in common fields of interest — black
holes, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, dark matter,
and so on — through a series of informal talks
followed by discussion.
The success of PI-CITA Days motivated the
creation of PI-ATLASDays in 2009. Thesemeetings
bring physicists from all over southwestern
Ontario together to discuss the current status of
searches at the ATLAS experiment and the Large
Hadron Collider. Tau identification, baryogenesis,
and exotic signals in the data all figure into the
mix. Perhaps most important, it brings theorists
and experimentalists together for an active and
ongoing exchange of ideas.
Organizers from “PI-CITA Day 2011”