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


On-shell diagram

Friday Sep 13, 2013

A team of researchers that includes Perimeter Faculty member Freddy Cachazo has invented a new system for calculating what happens when particles interact – a result likely to have wide implications for physics and mathematics.

Jacob Barnett writing on a Perimeter chalkboard

Friday Aug 30, 2013

Perimeter Scholars International attracts many exceptional graduate-level students from around the world. Its newest class includes its youngest-ever student, Jacob Barnett, whose innate passion for physics is chronicled in the best-selling book, The Spark, and who was recently profiled in Maclean’s magazine.

The case of the shrinking proton

Friday Aug 23, 2013

Perimeter researchers Itay Yavin and Maxim Pospelov have posited a new force of nature to explain the seeming shrinking of the proton.

David Skinner

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Perimeter congratulates Visiting Fellow David Skinner on winning Journal of Physics A’s “Best Paper Prize” for 2013. The prize is awarded to Skinner and collaborator Lionel Mason for their paper titled “Amplitudes at weak coupling as polytopes in AdS5.”

Eugenio Bianchi

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Perimeter Institute congratulates Postdoctoral Researcher Eugenio Bianchi, who has just been recognized by his peers in the loop quantum gravity community with the inaugural Bronstein Prize.

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

In the quest to bridge the gap between the physics of the very large and the very small, Perimeter Postdoctoral Researcher Steffen Gielen and collaborators have achieved an important milestone that brings to mind the adage “what’s old is new again.”

Erik Schnetter

Friday Jul 12, 2013

Computational physics – that is, tackling physics problems using numerical tools implemented on computers – is of increasing importance in modern physics. Here’s a glimpse of computational physics at Perimeter.

Dr. Richard Epp guides a group of Singaporean teachers through a Perimeter workshop activity

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Perimeter Institute’s Educational Outreach team recently visited Singapore as part of the Institute’s efforts to share its award-winning modern physics resources and expertise internationally.

NSERC logo

Thursday Jul 04, 2013

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Discovery Grants, including seven researchers from Perimeter Institute.

Perimeter Scholars International, Class of 2013

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

Perimeter bids farewell to the fourth class of Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) students.

Friday Jun 28, 2013

Perimeter Institute would like to congratulate PhD candidates João Caetano and Jonathan Toledo on winning the John Brodie Memorial Award.

Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

Perimeter Institute has established new collaboration agreements with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and with both TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and SNOLAB, Canada’s underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics.

Jonathan Braniff

Monday May 27, 2013

Jonathan Braniff joins the Institute as its Chief Advancement Officer.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of eight more outstanding international scientists as part of its Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs (DVRC) program.

Lori Donald, gagnante du concours de safari scientifique

Wednesday May 22, 2013

The winner of the Science Safari contest visits Perimeter and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Faculty member Luis Lehner

Thursday Apr 11, 2013

Perimeter Faculty member Luis Lehner’s pioneering work in gravitational physics has been recognized by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GRG).

Friday Apr 05, 2013

Perimeter Institute Founder and Board Chair Mike Lazaridis has been named the 2013 Visionary of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

Howard Burton, Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

The Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute, Howard Burton, has recently launched a new venture called Ideas Roadshow, a multimedia magazine in which Burton, as host and CEO, conducts in-depth interviews with a wide variety of leading experts.

Stephen Hawking in the Perimeter atrium

Tuesday Mar 19, 2013

Perimeter Faculty member Davide Gaiotto and Perimeter Distinguished Visiting Research Chair Stephen Hawking are among those being honoured at the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The ceremony, hosted by actor Morgan Freeman, can be viewed via a live webcast on the CERN website at 3:15 pm EST.

Friday Mar 15, 2013

Dr. Neil Turok has been appointed to a second term as Director. He will also become the inaugural Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute.

Thursday Mar 14, 2013

Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute, delivered the 2012 CBC Massey Lectures to sold-out audiences across Canada. Turok’s lectures, The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos, are a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future. The lectures can be enjoyed anytime through iTunes, or purchased as a book from House of Anansi Press.

Emmy Noether

Friday Mar 08, 2013

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce its first appointments to the Emmy Noether Fellows program, Claudia de Rham and Sara Pasquetti.

Satellite in space

Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

A team that includes Perimeter researchers has just received funding to develop a small satellite that will test quantum theory in space.

Perimeter Director Neil Turok receives an honorary doctorate from University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee

Friday Feb 22, 2013

Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok was recently honoured by the University of Guelph as part of their three-day winter convocation.

Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Gaston Barban, surrounded by AIMS students

Thursday Feb 14, 2013

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative, Perimeter Institute’s global outreach partner, has launched the AIMS Industry Initiative to connect employers seeking interns with talented AIMS graduates.