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We have a model for quantum gravity that would work in a simplified universe of two dimensions. For decades, researchers have been trying to create an analogous model that would work in the real universe. Now, a Perimeter researcher has made a discovery about models of random geometry that may get us there.
Expanding its international scope, Perimeter Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics – South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR). ICTP-SAIFR is a recently-created South American centre for theoretical physics located at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) in Brazil.
Two Perimeter faculty members have been honoured with medals from the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Robert Myers has won the CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal, recognizing outstanding contributions to subatomic physics. Freddy Cachazo has been awarded the CAP Herzberg Medal, which honours outstanding achievement by a physicist early in their career.
Over the last few decades, it's become clear to astrophysicists that the parts of the universe we can see – stars and any other astronomical objects that are luminous – are not nearly massive enough to account for the way galaxies are structured.
The team behind Perimeter Institute’s dynamic new info wall was recently honoured with an Apex Award at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE). The event is the world's largest and longest-running international conference dedicated to content and technologies involving the innovative application of digital signage.
Perimeter Institute Associate Faculty member Raymond Laflamme, who is also the Executive Director of the nearby Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honour with more than 130 years of tradition dating back to 1874.
Perimeter Institute Founder and Board Chair on need to "think big and be bold" at AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada
Condensed matter theoreist Xiao-Gang Wen will be joining Perimeter Institute as the BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics.
"Not only does God play dice with the universe, his dice are fair." Nature Communications has just published a paper by PI postdoc Roger Colbeck, proving that no extension of quantum mechanics can improve predictive power.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, founded by Perimeter Director Neil Turok, was one of the proven initiatives highlighted in the respected magazine.
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