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


Thursday Jul 14, 2016

Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair recognized for outstanding contributions to quantum foundations. 

Wednesday Jul 06, 2016

A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it – while avoiding the broken physics of the big bang singularity. 

Monday Jun 20, 2016

Seventh class completes Perimeter’s "theoretical physics boot camp"  the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program  during a banner year for science.

Friday Jun 17, 2016

Theorists from Perimeter and experimentalists from the Institute for Quantum Computing have found a new way to test whether the universe is quantum, a test that will have widespread applicability: they’ve proven the failure of noncontextuality in the lab.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, says the leading-edge research being conducted at Perimeter positions the province at the forefront of a competitive global knowledge economy. 

Monday May 30, 2016

Recent Perimeter research based on the holographic principle seeks new connections between general relativity and quantum field theory. 

Friday May 20, 2016
Perimeter Teacher Network members Steve Greer and Jeff Goldie receive CAP Awards for Excellence in High School/CEGEP Physics Teaching.
Inside the Perimeter: Spring/Summer 2016

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Theoretical physics is more than a field of study. It’s a tool of discovery. Check out the latest issue of Inside the Perimeter to explore what is happening – and what is possible – in this fascinating realm.

Thursday Apr 28, 2016

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have launched an $8 million partnership to fuel the research of Asimina Arvanitaki, one of the world’s top emerging theoretical particle physicists. 

Roger Melko and Freddy Cachazo

Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Freddy Cachazo and Roger Melko receive honours from the Canadian Association of Physicists for work in quantum fields and condensed matter.

Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

A half-day conference at Perimeter brought 200 high school girls eyeing a future in STEM together with successful women at all stages of their careers.

Friday Apr 15, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the work being done at Perimeter and in Canada’s “Quantum Valley” is vital to the future of the country and the world.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

Extended research visits aim to spark new collaborations and ideas across disciplines – and boost support for women scientists at a crucial stage of their careers.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget presented in Ottawa pledges continued investment in Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. 

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

Five of Canada’s leading science outreach organizations will deliver Innovation150, a cross-country celebration of Canadian ingenuity, throughout 2017.

Friday Mar 04, 2016

Neil Turok wins prestigious Tate Medal from the American Institute of Physics, donates prize money to African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

The 2016 provincial budget, tabled in Toronto on February 25, commits to continued investment in Perimeter Institute’s scientific research, training, and educational outreach activities.

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

Despite making up the vast majority of stuff in our universe, dark matter remains invisible. But perhaps it’s not inaudible.

Black holes collide, and generate gravitational waves

Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Evidence of “ripples in spacetime” detected by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration marks the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy, say Perimeter researchers.

black hole simulation

Tuesday Jan 19, 2016

Einstein's theory of general relativity may soon be put to the ultimate test through measurements of a black hole's shadow, says a pair of Perimeter researchers. 

Monday Jan 11, 2016

Perimeter researchers show how the largest possible structure – the curvature of the universe as a whole – can be used as a lens onto the smallest objects observable today, elementary particles.

Wednesday Jan 06, 2016

Perimeter researchers Flavio Mercati, Elliot Nelson, and Niayesh Afshordi have won first and third places in the second annual Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition. 

Friday Dec 18, 2015

To celebrate the centenary year of Einstein’s theory of general relativity and Emmy Noether’s development of her eponymous theorems, the latest issue of Inside the Perimeter examines and celebrates science past, present, and future.

Monday Dec 14, 2015

Perimeter takes a look back at an illuminating year of science. 

Black hole simulation

Thursday Dec 03, 2015

The international EHT research team, including Perimeter's Avery Broderick, has measured for the first time the magnetic fields that contribute to black hole growth.