Official news about, and announcements from, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.
Pick up a pencil. Make a mark on a piece of paper. Congratulations: you are doing cutting-edge condensed matter physics. You might even be making the first mark on the road to quantum computers, according to new Perimeter research.
Three members of Perimeter Institute’s faculty have been awarded Discovery Grants as part of the recent round of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The secret to powerful quantum computing lies in a special kind of context, says new theoretical research.
For his visionary contributions to accelerating leading-edge research in fundamental physics, Mike Lazaridis has been elected to the national academy of science in the UK.
The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity – the two great theories of modern physics – has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?
The Waterloo Global Science Initiative has released the Equinox Blueprint: Learning 2030, a vision for redesigning high school education to best prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21^{st} century.
Canada’s leading news magazine, Maclean’s, has profiled a dozen of Canada’s future leaders – including Perimeter doctoral student Lauren Hayward.
Four Perimeter faculty have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.
Educators across the UK can now share the power, joy, and wonder of theoretical physics using Perimeter Institute’s award-winning classroom resources.
Researchers are using surprising ideas and mathematical tools originating in string theory to guide research into strange materials that are cropping up in condensed matter laboratories.
A team of physicists from Perimeter Institute, the University of Waterloo, and Harvard has reached a key milestone in the pursuit of next-generation superconductors.
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Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of five exceptional young scientists to its Emmy Noether Fellowships program.
Asimina Arvanitaki, previously of Stanford, studies “particle physics without the colliders.”
Perimeter researchers Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster are investigating whether long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles. They’ve found more than they bargained for.
Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin has earned a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for his leading-edge explorations into condensed matter physics.
Alex Landry, a first-year physics student at Mount Allison University, has earned Perimeter’s Luke Santi Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.
Perimeter researchers are trying to find out how far one can tweak general relativity and still end up with the universe we observe. Their method? Adding “hair” to black holes.
The Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship, now accepting applicants for its second term, has enabled Benin native Dine Ousmane Samary to pursue frontier research in Canada.
Perimeter researchers have solved a long-standing problem in quantum field theory by mathematically “cutting soap bubbles into pieces.”
We all intuitively perceive that time flows in only one direction – from past to future – and Templeton Frontiers Fellow Flavio Mercati is developing an innovative point of view on this so-called arrow of time.
Now that we’ve discovered ways to build large quantum systems, we need to figure out how they change through time. Enter Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin and his new laws of quantum many-body dynamics.
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