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


Wednesday Dec 01, 2010

The World Innovation Summit for Education has selected PI Director Neil Turok and his AIMS Next Einstein Initiative, the centrepiece of PI Global Outreach, as one of its six winners this year.

Monday Nov 29, 2010

Visionary investment establishes BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute, the first of five Perimeter Research Chairs.

Wednesday Nov 17, 2010

President Barack Obama presented Professor Aharonov with the highest honour bestowed on scientists by the US government in a White House ceremony.

Monday Nov 01, 2010

Perimeter Institute hosted a visit by the world's leading science and technology leaders during a recent Carnegie Group meeting in Ontario, Canada.

Monday Oct 04, 2010

The past few months have seen Perimeter's Outreach team participate in the STAO conference, launch a new in-class module called Everday Einstein: GPS & Relativity, and present three successful Public Lectures, among other things.

Friday Oct 01, 2010

PI is pleased to announce the appointment of eminent scientists Brian Greene, Renate Loll, Erik Verlinde and Birgitta Whaley to its SAC.

Friday Oct 01, 2010

A recent episode of BBC's long-running and award winning Horizon documentary series examines big bang theories through the eyes of several noted scientists, including those at the Perimeter Institute.

Friday Sep 24, 2010

The Next Einstein Initiative is gaining momentum with the support of the Sénégalese government, African Union and NEPAD.

Friday Sep 24, 2010

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), the centrepiece of Perimeter Institute's Global Outreach initiative, is one of five winners of Google's Project 10100.

Wednesday Sep 15, 2010

The first lecture of the season will take place on October 6, 2010, featuring William R. Newman, Distinguished Professor in History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, highlighting a curious fascination of Sir Isaac Newton.

Monday Sep 13, 2010

Perimeter Institute Faculty member Lee Smolin and Associate Faculty member Richard Cleve have been honoured with Canada's highest academic accolade.

Tuesday Aug 31, 2010

Davide Gaitto is a recent recipient of a New Horizons in Physics Prize for emerging work as a young researcher, from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation. Learn more

Davide Gaiotto, a quantum field theorist from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, will join Perimeter Institute as a faculty member in 2011.

Friday Aug 20, 2010

A new paper published in Science by PI Associate Faculty member Luis Lehner and colleagues may provide a powerful tool for studying supermassive black holes.

Sunday Aug 01, 2010

PI researcher Christopher Fuchs was honoured for his "outstanding contributions to the theory of quantum communications including state disturbance."


Sunday Aug 01, 2010

A recent paper by PI postdoctoral researcher Roger Colbeck and colleagues has made Heisenberg's uncertainty principle a lot less uncertain in some situations.

Sunday Aug 01, 2010

The April-June 2010 edition of the Canadian Association of Physicists' quarterly publication highlights some of the exciting science being done at PI.

Tuesday Jul 06, 2010

During his visit to PI, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $20 million to help PI's Global Outreach department in its work to establish AIMS centres of excellence in Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal.

Tuesday Jul 06, 2010

In an article published in Science, a group including researchers from Perimeter Institute report the results of the most rigorous experimental test to date of Born's rule, one of the central postulates of quantum mechanics.

Thursday Jul 01, 2010

PI Associate Faculty member Niayesh Afshordi has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for his research program on "Astrophysical windows into fundamental physics."

Sunday Jun 20, 2010

On June 20, 2010, the first class of the PSI Master's program received a University of Waterloo MSc degree in physics and a Perimeter Scholars International certificate from PI.

Sunday Jun 20, 2010

In his June 20 lecture, Prof. Hawking compared Perimeter Institute to Cambridge in the 1960s and said he was expecting "great things" from the Institute.

Tuesday Jun 15, 2010

Dr. Chiribella received the honour, given every other year to a scientist under the age of 35, for his work on the application of group theoretical models to the problem of quantum estimation of states and processes.

Friday Jun 11, 2010

PI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Natalia Toro and Dr. Philip Schuster to its research team, beginning in September 2010.

Tuesday Jun 08, 2010

The Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute was honoured by leaders in the building industry as the province's first ever Gold Seal-managed project.

Friday Jun 04, 2010

The Honourable Tony Clement, Industry Canada Minister, and the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, will officially welcome Prof. Hawking to Canada in advance of his special televised broadcast.