100 Budding Young Einsteins

PI gets ready to host International Summer School for Young Physicists.

100 of the brightest young minds from over 30 countries across the world (see list below), have earned positions at the prestigious International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI). 

The 16 and 17 year old students will be challenged by some of the most fascinating ideas in science involving how the universe works – from the weird quantum world of atoms, to black holes, warped spacetime and the expanding universe. They will interact with world-leading scientists, go on lab tours, enjoy social events and other activities.

The successful applicants are from Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Phillipines, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Trinidad, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement. 


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