Perimeter Public Lectures

Perimeter Public Lectures

 

Wednesday Dec 02, 2015
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Emerging techniques and technologies, drawn from many fields of science and medicine, are allowing us to peer inside the human body with unprecedented sensitivity and to probe the fundamental processes of life – in real time. TRIUMF’s Life Sciences Division is making such studies possible with isotopes, short-lived elements that are harnessed and incorporated into next generation pharmaceuticals designed to provide incredible insight into the complex systems that make up life.

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Wednesday Nov 04, 2015
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Atomic clocks are the most precise timekeepers ever built. If you could keep an advanced atomic clock running long enough, it would neither gain nor lose a single second over the entire lifespan of the universe. With the availability of spectrally pure lasers and the ability to precisely measure optical frequencies, it appears the era of optical atomic clocks has begun. Advances in atomic clocks are expected to be important in a range of emerging technological applications, including quantum computers. Dr.

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Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
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Fundamental physics has reached a turning point. The most powerful experiments ever devised are revealing the structure of the universe with unprecedented clarity. On the largest scales – the whole visible universe – and the tiniest, we are discovering remarkable simplicity, which our theories do not yet explain. In between, things are complex. But here too, new technologies are allowing us to access the quantum frontier, opening up new high-precision probes of the fundamental laws of nature and revolutionary new technologies.

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Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
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Niels Bohr was Nobel-winning physicist – a pioneer of quantum theory – but his influence extended far beyond his own research. He was a gifted teacher who established one of the 20th century’s most important centres for physics, and was instrumental in the development of physics worldwide. He became a statesman following the Second World War, calling for international cooperation to avoid nuclear conflict. Bohr’s legacy – in science, humanitarianism, and family – spans generations, as his grandson will illustrate during a special public lecture webcast at Perimeter Institute. Dr.

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Wednesday May 06, 2015
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String Theory LEGOs for Black Holes

Four decades ago, Stephen Hawking posed a paradox about black holes and quantum theory that still challenges the imaginations of theoretical physicists today. One of the most promising approaches to resolving the "information paradox" (the notion that nothing, not even information itself, survives beyond a black hole's point-of-no-return event horizon) is string theory, a part of modern physics that has wiggled its way into the popular consciousness.

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Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
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Jon Butterworth, University College London
The Most Wanted Particle
Perimeter Institute Public Lecture
WEDNESDAY, April 1 at 7:00 pm
Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas
Perimeter Institute
31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo

Tickets available online on Monday, March 16 at 9:00 am.

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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
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Marcia Barbosa,

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Water Stress:

Seeking Solutions in the

Unusual Properties of Water

Perimeter Institute Public Lecture

WEDNESDAY, March 4 at 7:00 pm

Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas

Perimeter Institute

31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
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Cosmology in the 21st Century

Revolutionary progress has been achieved in the science of cosmology over the past 30 years. Powerful experiments, made possible by new technologies, have transformed our understanding of the universe. We have unveiled the laws of physics that govern time and space on the grandest scales, from the big bang to present day.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014
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Interstellar Voyaging

The discovery of countless exoplanets and new ideas in propulsion physics have resurrected international interest in the ancient concept of humanity traveling far beyond Earth. Such voyages will take place over many generations, requiring careful attention to both biological and cultural change over time. In this talk I will outline the foundations of a biocultural science of long-term space settlement. 

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Thursday Nov 06, 2014
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