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Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Perimeter Faculty members Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster have won a New Horizons in Physics Prize. The $100,000 award recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers and is awarded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, which evolved as an expansion of the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation.

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Perimeter Institute announces its Tensor Networks Initiative, aimed at supporting a new research approach with utility across a number of areas.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Time flies straight ahead like an arrow, never backtracking, and a Perimeter postdoc has co-authored a Physical Review Letters paper that offers an explanation as to why.

Friday Oct 17, 2014

New research from Perimeter shows that two of the strangest features of quantum mechanics – entanglement and negative energy – might be two faces of one coin.

planck dust

Friday Sep 26, 2014

New measurements of galactic dust cast doubt on the claimed detection of gravitational waves from this past March.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher Ferrie.

Raffi Budakian

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Raffi Budakian, a new Perimeter Associate Faculty member, bridges theory and experiment with cutting-edge approaches to glimpsing the world of the very small. 

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada.

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, ISSYP! Perimeter’s theoretical physics summer camp for high school students turned 10 this year.

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers in the cover story of the latest Scientific American.

Friday Jul 25, 2014

How do you get black holes and quantum mechanics into high school classrooms? EinsteinPlus shows teachers some neat new tricks.

Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.

Cover of Science magazine from July 4, 2014

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Pick up a pencil. Make a mark on a piece of paper. Congratulations: you are doing cutting-edge condensed matter physics. You might even be making the first mark on the road to quantum computers, according to new Perimeter research.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Three members of Perimeter Institute’s faculty have been awarded Discovery Grants as part of the recent round of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

PSI valedictorians

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Perimeter congratulates the fifth class to complete the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

The secret to powerful quantum computing lies in a special kind of context, says new theoretical research.

Mike Lazaridis

Tuesday May 06, 2014

For his visionary contributions to accelerating leading-edge research in fundamental physics, Mike Lazaridis has been elected to the national academy of science in the UK.

Sung-Sik Lee

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

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?

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

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 21st century.

Lauren Hayward

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Canada’s leading news magazine, Maclean’s, has profiled a dozen of Canada’s future leaders – including Perimeter doctoral student Lauren Hayward.

Early Researcher Award from Ontario Government

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Four Perimeter faculty have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.

Kevin Martindale, Charles Tracy, and Greg Dick

Monday Mar 31, 2014

Educators across the UK can now share the power, joy, and wonder of theoretical physics using Perimeter Institute’s award-winning classroom resources.

Monday Mar 24, 2014

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.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

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.

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Update (May 19, 2014): There have been recent developments relevant to the article below. For more information, see: