Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, public outreach events such as talks from top scientists using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. 

Recordings of events in these areas are all available and On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's 

Accessibly by anyone with internet, Perimeter aims to share the power and wonder of science with this free library.




Friday Nov 09, 2012

Using techniques originating in a certain
approach to Clifford bundles known as "geometric algebra", I discuss
a geometric reformulation of constrained generalized Killing spinor equations
which proves to be particularly effective in the study and classification of
supersymmetric flux compactifications of string and M-theory. As an
application, I discuss the most general N=2 compactifications of M-theory to
three dimensions, which were never studied in full generality before. I also

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Thursday Nov 08, 2012

We describe of the evaporation
process as driven by the dynamical evolution of the quantum gravitational
degrees of freedom resident at the horizon, as identified by the Loop Quantum
Gravity kinematics. Using a parallel with the Brownian motion, we interpret the
first law of quantum dynamical horizon in terms of a fluctuation-dissipation
relation applied to this fundamental discrete structure. In this way, the
horizon evolution is described in terms of relaxation to an equilibrium state

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Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

Self-testing a multipartite quantum state means verifying
the existence of the state based on the outcomes of unknown or untrusted

This concept is important in device-independent quantum



Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

A quantum communication channel can be put to many uses: it can transmit
classical information, private classical information, or quantum information.
It can be used alone, with shared entanglement, or together with other
channels. For each of these settings there is a capacity that quantifies a
channel's fundamental potential for communication.  In this introductory
talk, I will discuss what we known about the various capacities of a quantum
channel, including a discussion of synergies between different channels and

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Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

If probabilities represent knowledge, what is an "unknown

probability"? De Finetti's theorem licenses the view that it is simply a

convenient metaphor for a certain class of knowledge about a series of

events. There are quantum versions for "unknown states" and

channels". I will explain how "unknown measurements" can be


I will then move to a totally different topic. The Bloch sphere is handy



Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

Recently techniques have been developed to compute the
partition functions of 3d theories with N=2 supersymmetry on curved, compact
spaces, in particular S^3 and S^2xS^1 (the latter giving a supersymmetric
index). I will discuss how both of these partition functions can be decomposed
as products of more fundamental, universal "holomorphic blocks." For
3d gauge theories arising from (auxiliary) 3-manifolds M, these holomorphic
blocks are specific Chern-Simons partition functions on M.

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Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

There are indications of a lower bound on magnetic fields
in the intergalactic media. Since magnetic fields on such large scales are
difficult to generate in the late universe, this might point to inflationary
magnetogenesis as the origin of intergalactic magnetic fields. If the magnetic
fields are generated during inflation, they are naturally correlated with the
inflaton perturbations in a general class of models. This leads to a
consistency relation between the power spectrum of primordial magnetic fields

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