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 arXiv.org. 

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

 

  

 

Tuesday Mar 20, 2012
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I'll discuss solutions with Lifshitz scaling within
string supergravity for an arbitrary scaling component z. After showing how to
get exact Lifshitz spacetimes, I'll then look at more general solutions,
including black holes and flows between Lifshitz and adS spacetimes.

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Tuesday Mar 20, 2012
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The axion provides a solution to the strong CP problem and is a cold dark matter candidate.  I'll briefly review the limits on the axion from particle physics, stellar evolution and cosmology.  The various constraints suggest that the axion mass is in the micro-eV to milli-eV range.  In this window, axions contribute significantly to the energy density of the universe in the form of cold dark matter.  It was recently found that dark matter axions thermalize and form a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).  As a result, it may be possible to distinguish axions from other forms of dark matter, such

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Tuesday Mar 20, 2012
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Over
the past several decades we have obtained increasingly precise data on the
distribution of galaxies in the Universe and on the distribution of primordial
perturbations via CMB measurements.  This trend is likely to continue for
the foreseeable future.  In this talk I will discuss some new things to do
with data from the CMB, galaxy surveys, and future 21-cm surveys look for new
physics in the early and late Universe.  Topics will include cosmic
birefringence, new tests for parity violation, gravitational lensing,

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Monday Mar 19, 2012
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I will discuss a wide class of models which realise a bounce in a spatially flat Friedmann universe in standard General Relativity. The key ingredient is a noncanonical, minimally coupled scalar field
belonging to the class of theories with Kinetic Gravity Braiding/Galileon-like self-couplings. In these models, the universe smoothly volves from contraction to expansion, suffering neither from ghosts
nor gradient instabilities around the turning point. The end-point of he evolution can be a standard radiation-domination era or an nflationary phase.

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