IMSc Celebration to Feature Perimeter’s Rafael Sorkin

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in India is commemorating 50 years of creative science with a Golden Jubilee.  The celebration, which includes a special conference and public events, will be held from January 2nd to 4th, 2013.

The IMSc and Perimeter Institute share a memorandum of understanding to encourage scientific exchange and collaborations.  Rafael Sorkin, a Senior Researcher at Perimeter, is currently on a scientific visit to the IMSc.  He will take part in the celebration with a public talk on Geometry from Order and Number: Causal Sets. More information regarding all of the Golden Jubilee activities can found on the IMSc celebration webpage, including a listing of participants and online registration details.  

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About the Institute of Mathematical Sciences

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1962 and based in Chennai, India, is a national institution which promotes fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, as well as in many interdisciplinary fields.  More details here.

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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