Official news about, and announcements from, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


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:

Emmy Noether

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of five exceptional young scientists to its Emmy Noether Fellowships program.

Asimina Arvanitaki

Thursday Mar 06, 2014

Asimina Arvanitaki, previously of Stanford, studies “particle physics without the colliders.”

Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Perimeter researchers Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster are investigating whether long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles. They’ve found more than they bargained for.

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.