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Monday Jun 06, 2011

The federal 2011 Budget Plan, tabled in Ottawa on June 6 by the Government of Canada, proposes a renewed investment in Perimeter Institute.

Friday Jun 03, 2011

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Associate Faculty members, theoretical astrophysicist Avery Broderick and particle phyicist Itay Yavin.

Friday May 20, 2011

The Government of Ghana has commited US$1.5 million to help launch the third independent centre of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the centrepiece of PI's global outreach effort.

Monday May 02, 2011

Perimeter Institute and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote academic ties and collaboration on outreach programs between the institutes.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011

PI Associate Faculty Member Michele Mosca has been named among the country's Top 40 Under 40 by The Globe and Mail.

Monday Apr 25, 2011

Perimeter Institute is the North American coordinating partner for the Next Einstein Initiative and the One for Many scholarship campaign, and has so far partnered with five universities in Canada to help support African students.

Thursday Apr 21, 2011

Perimeter Institute Associate Faculty member Niayesh Afshordi has won the Professor M.K. Vainu Bappu Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of India (ASI).

Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

PI Associate Faculty Member Luis Lehner has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Sunday Mar 20, 2011

Perimeter members and colleagues from around the world ocme together at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Qatar.

Sunday Mar 20, 2011

The 2011 Provincial Budget renewed funding to accelerate Perimeter's scientific research, training and educational outreach activities.

Friday Mar 11, 2011

PI Outreach's latest video resource, Everday Einstein: GPS & Relativity, tied for second place in the Non-interactive Media category of the prestigious International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

Friday Mar 04, 2011

The official launch of the new Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute will take place over three exciting days, from September 16 to 18, 2011.

Thursday Feb 17, 2011

From June 5 - 9, Waterloo Global Science Initiative, a partnership between Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo, will host a gobal conversation on how science and technology can help solve our current energy crisis.

Thursday Feb 03, 2011

Perimeter Institute's Director was one of six new members appointed to the national advisory board.

Monday Jan 17, 2011

CBC Radio One's flagship current affairs program spoke with PI Board Chair Mike Lazaridis, PI Director Neil Turok, and members of PI's faculty about innovation and the importance of theoretical physics.

Thursday Dec 09, 2010

Prof. Vidal, a leading quantum information scientist who is currently an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, will join PI's faculty in May 2011.

Saturday Dec 04, 2010

Ms. Palk, recently retired as the President of TD Asset Management Inc., has had a distinguished career in financial services with a long record of community service.

Saturday Dec 04, 2010

The former honour student of Bell High School in Ottawa, currently studying at McGill University, received the honour at PI's Public Lecture with Dr. Eric Mazur on December 1.

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.