Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events 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 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. 

  

 

Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
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The Problem of Time in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology

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Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
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The Problem of Time in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology

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Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
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After a brief discussion of the nonuniqueness inherent in the standard quantum mechanical calculation of arrival time distribution (ATD), I shall formulate an experimentally realizable scheme that can test any postulated approach for calculating the ATD. Using such a scheme, I shall then compare the observable predictions obtained from one of the standard quantum mechanical approaches with the results predicted from the Bohmian model. The latter provides an unique procedure for calculating the ATD.

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Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
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The history of human knowledge is often highlighted by our efforts to explore beyond our apparent horizon. In this talk, I will describe how this challenge has now evolved into our quest to understand the physics at/beyond the cosmological horizon, some twenty orders of magnitude above Columbus\' original goal.

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Tuesday Feb 19, 2008
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The purpose of this talk is to describe bosonic fields and their Lagrangians in the causal set context. Spin-0 fields are defined to be real-valued functions on a causal set. Gauge fields are viewed as SU(n)-valued functions on the set of pairs of elements of a causal set, and gravity is viewed as the causal relation itself.

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Tuesday Feb 19, 2008
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The consequences of a modified gravity (MOG) are explored.

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Tuesday Feb 19, 2008
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We consider the large N limit of a class of fourdimensional supersymmetric theories in conjunction with a limit in their parameter space towards singular points where extra baryonic states become light, which causes the low-energy description to break down. However, this can be cured by defining a large N double scaling limit where one approaches the singularity by keeping the mass M of these states fixed. This limit has several interesting features.

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Thursday Feb 14, 2008
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Constrained systems, meaning of diffeomorphism invariance, loops and spin networks.

 

Thursday Feb 14, 2008
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The principles of Quantum Mechanics and of Classical General Relativity imply Uncertainty Relations between the different spacetime coordinates of the events, which yield to a basic model of Quantum Minkowski Space, having the full (classical) Poincare\' group as group of symmetries.

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