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Dmitry Abanin

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin has earned a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for his leading-edge explorations into condensed matter physics.

Alex Landry receives the Luke Santi Memorial Award from Greg Dick, Perimeter's Director of Educational Outreach

Friday Feb 07, 2014

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.

Thursday Feb 06, 2014

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.

Dine Ousmane Samary

Thursday Jan 30, 2014

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.

Thursday Jan 23, 2014

Perimeter researchers have solved a long-standing problem in quantum field theory by mathematically “cutting soap bubbles into pieces.”

Artist’s conception of the arrow of time

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

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.

Thursday Dec 12, 2013

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.

Fall edition of Inside the Perimeter magazine

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

The latest edition of Inside the Perimeter contains news, science, and a special keepsake poster.

Friday Dec 06, 2013

The world has lost an icon of intelligent humanity with the passing of Nelson Mandela.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

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.

Thursday Nov 14, 2013

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.

Canada Research Chair Winner Roger Melko

Thursday Nov 14, 2013

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Roger Melko has been awarded a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics.

Faculty member Freddy Cachazo

Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

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).

Neil Turok

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

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. 

Logo for Canada' Technology Triangle

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Perimeter Director Neil Turok will deliver the keynote speech during the 5th Annual International Reception and Dinner presented by Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. on December 5.

Nobel Prize medal

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Perimeter salutes this year’s Nobel Prize winners, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, and remembers Englert’s collaborator, and Perimeter visiting scientist, Robert Brout.

Monday Oct 07, 2013

The BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival welcomed scientific explorers of all ages to Perimeter Institute through the first week of October.

Perimeter resource, Career Moves: Skills for the Journey

Monday Sep 30, 2013

To help equip students with the skills they need for success in the 21st century, Perimeter Institute has launched the new Career Moves in-class resource. The announcement took place in conjunction with the BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival, made possible through the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Lane Anderson Award logo

Friday Sep 27, 2013

Perimeter Institute’s Director, Neil Turok, has been awarded the 2013 Lane Anderson Award for science writing for his book, The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos.

David Johnston

Monday Sep 23, 2013

Canada's Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, got a first-hand look at the interactive exhibits that will be showcased during Perimeter Institute's upcoming BrainSTEM Festival.

Logo for Canadian Association of Physicists

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Dave Doucette and Jason Jennings, both long-time members of Perimeter Institute’s Teacher Network, have been named among the 2013 recipients for the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Awards for Excellence in High School/CEGEP Physics Teaching.

Anaximandros

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the Anaximandros Scholarship, which will support the education and training of exceptional young physicists.

On-shell diagram

Friday Sep 13, 2013

A team of researchers that includes Perimeter Faculty member Freddy Cachazo has invented a new system for calculating what happens when particles interact – a result likely to have wide implications for physics and mathematics.

Jacob Barnett writing on a Perimeter chalkboard

Friday Aug 30, 2013

Perimeter Scholars International attracts many exceptional graduate-level students from around the world. Its newest class includes its youngest-ever student, Jacob Barnett, whose innate passion for physics is chronicled in the best-selling book, The Spark, and who was recently profiled in Maclean’s magazine.

The case of the shrinking proton

Friday Aug 23, 2013

Perimeter researchers Itay Yavin and Maxim Pospelov have posited a new force of nature to explain the seeming shrinking of the proton.

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