Official news about, and announcements from, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Thursday May 25, 2017

For more than 150 years, Canada has been a land of inquiry, innovation, and opportunity. That is just the beginning. The latest issue of Inside the Perimeter magazine explores the ideas and the science that have shaped – and are shaping – Canada as it turns 150.

Raymond Laflamme

Monday Apr 24, 2017

IQC Executive Director's work in quantum processing cited as among the most influential developments in the field.

Perimeter postdoctoral fellow Elliot Nelson

Wednesday Jan 18, 2017

For the third time in the award’s three years, Perimeter researchers have won two of the three Buchalter Cosmology Prizes on offer.

Inside the Perimeter Fall/Winter 2016


Tuesday Dec 13, 2016

Science is a participatory endeavour. When people from diverse backgrounds come together in the spirit of open-minded inquiry, great discoveries can be made. Yet it's not always clear where or when those breakthroughs will come.

Joscelyn van der Veen receives the Luke Santi Award from Director of Educational Outreach Greg Dick

Tuesday Dec 13, 2016

Joscelyn van der Veen, a first-year student studying mathematical physics at the University of Waterloo, has won this year’s Luke Santi Award for Student Achievement. 

Teachers at STAO use Perimeter educational resources

Tuesday Dec 06, 2016

Supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Education, Perimeter has released four new educational resources aimed at students in Grades 5 to 8.

Asimina Arvanitaki

Sunday Dec 04, 2016

Asimina Arvanitaki has won the New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation – an award that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers. 

Power of Ideas

Monday Nov 28, 2016

Students, teachers, and families explored the Power of Ideas exhibition at Perimeter Institute before it blazes a trail across Canada during Innovation150.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2016
Perimeter Faculty member Laurent Freidel’s new research aims to revisit and revise the very notion of space. 

Monday Nov 21, 2016

Perimeter’s Robert Myers was the only physicist based in Canada among the top scientists in Thomson Reuters’ recent citation analysis.

Jaume Gomis

Monday Nov 14, 2016

New observable identified by Perimeter researchers provides alternate route to probe certain quantum gauge theories.

Thursday Nov 10, 2016

An Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Physics is among a number of recent acknowledgements from the science community for Neil Turok. 

Perimeter researchers and students work on research challenge at Winter School

Wednesday Nov 09, 2016

The inaugural PSI Winter School was meant to provide a glimpse of research life. Now it has produced a bonus: results.

Tuesday Nov 08, 2016

The UNESP-SAIFR-PERIMETER partnership will encourage international collaboration in theoretical physics research, training, and educational outreach. 

Friday Nov 04, 2016

Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada hosts Perimeter for an information session on the Institutes national and international roles in research, training, and educational outreach.

Maxim Pospelov

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

About two-thirds of the lithium that should be in the early universe is missing. Perimeter researcher Maxim Pospelov thinks a hypothetical new particle – particle X – may have kept it from being formed.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2016

Duncan Haldane, a professor of physics at Princeton University and a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at Perimeter Institute, shares the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Panelists at Perimeter Institute

Thursday Sep 29, 2016
Fifty delegates from 27 countries visited Perimeter Institute this week to learn how fundamental, collaborative research helps spur an ecosystem of innovation.

Monday Sep 26, 2016

Two Perimeter postdoctoral fellows will soon head to the United States and Germany to pursue research seeded in Waterloo.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2016

Perimeter researchers use measurements from the Event Horizon Telescope to test Einstein’s theory with the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Monday Sep 12, 2016

Perimeter Institute is pleased to serve as a “Nominating Partner” for the Governor General’s annual Innovation Awards. 

Wednesday Sep 07, 2016

How two Perimeter researchers cracked open a door to quantum computation that has been considered closed for 10 years.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2016

Universities and research centres across Canada share $900 million in federal research funding.

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

How physics is breaking down communication barriers between specialties, and hoping to make big discoveries along the way.

Friday Aug 26, 2016

Asimina Arvanitaki has received an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario to support her ambitious research.