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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.
The latest edition of Inside the Perimeter contains news, science, and a special keepsake poster.
The world has lost an icon of intelligent humanity with the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Perimeter Institute has established, thanks to a visionary investment in partnership with the Krembil Foundation, prestigious research chairs for two of the world's top theoretical physicists.
The new biographical documentary about the world’s most famous living scientist is coming to Ontario, Canada. “Hawking: The Remarkable Story of a Beautiful Mind” will begin its Canadian premiere run at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox, starting Friday, November 29.
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Roger Melko has been awarded a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics.
Perimeter Faculty member Freddy Cachazo has won a New Horizons in Physics Prize. The $100,000 award recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers and is given by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation (FPP).
On November 19, 2013, Toronto’s Ramsay Talks will present Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok on the power of the human mind to reveal nature’s deep secrets and how that basic knowledge drives progress.
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