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.




Wednesday Jun 20, 2012




Friday Jun 15, 2012

We discuss the thermodynamic properties of the model
exchange quantum spin ice material Yb_2Ti_2O_7. Using exchange parameters
recently determined from high-field neutron scattering measurements, we
calculate the thermodynamic properties of this model system. We find very good
agreement with the heat capacity, entropy and magnetization measurements on the
materials. We show that, in the weak quantum regime, quantum fluctuations lead
to the selection, within the spin-ice manifold, of a conventional ordered

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Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

Conformal field theories have many applications ranging
from continuous phase transitions in Statistical Mechanics to models of beyond
the Standard Model physics in Particle Physics.

In this talk, I will explain another remarkable
application: some conformal field theories can be used to define and study
Quantum Gravity.

I will also try to give a brief summary of some of the
main ideas being discussed at the conference "Back to the Bootstrap II".



Friday Jun 08, 2012

I will describe numerical simulations of quenches in AdS-CMT superconductors  where we are able to construct a dynamical phase diagram for the system. I will describe how the late time behaviour is
understood in terms of the quasinormal modes of the system, and how a rather generic behaviour of the pole structure there leads to interesting physical consequences that have an analog in condensed matter calculations using integrable models.


Thursday Jun 07, 2012

Superradiance in black hole physics is responsible for a chief number of interesting and spectacular effects. Here I will discuss some attempts at understand the behavior of massive bosonic fields around rotating black holes, with focus on superradiance.