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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.

Tuesday Jun 01, 2010

The Canada Excellence Research Chair in quantum information processing joins PI as Associate Faculty member, jointly appointed with the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Tuesday May 18, 2010

Dr. Neil Turok, Director of PI, will welcome Prof. Stephen Hawking to Waterloo, Ontario, this summer to conduct scientific research and participate in a televised outreach event.

Friday Apr 30, 2010

Paper by PI Postdoctoral Researcher Federico PIazza was selected for inclusion in the New Journal of Physics' "Best of 2009" collection.

Thursday Apr 15, 2010

Prof. Burgess becomes the third PI researcher to be recognized with this prestigious award, joining past winners Rob Myers and Richard Cleve.

Friday Apr 09, 2010

The Honourable Kevin Lynch, a distinguished public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, and Dr. Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, are the latest additions to Perimeter Institute's Board of Directors.

Friday Apr 09, 2010

PI asks Canadian students to explain why "I Love Science", with two grand prize winners coming to Waterloo for Professor Hawking's June 20 televised lecture.

Thursday Apr 01, 2010

In only its second year, the Network has already reached thousands of students and equipped teachers with resources and confidence to teach complex concepts in modern physics.