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The Universe is So Simple, So Puzzling

The universe is confoundingly simple, but understanding it is nowhere near easy. From the smallest to the grandest scales, physics stands at a crossroads.
At the opening panel of Convergence on Monday morning, leading thinkers gave a glimpse into their slices of the scientific realm.
Cosmologist Paul Steinhardt said science is still searching for a “good story” that pulls together black holes, dark matter, and dark energy.

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Perimeter’s “Inspiring Future Women in Science” conference gave more than 200 high school girls a glimpse into the lives of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


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.

Early Researcher Award from Ontario Government

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

Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster

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.

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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.