IMSc Celebration to Feature Perimeter’s Rafael Sorkin

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in India is commemorating 50 years of creative science with a Golden Jubilee.  The celebration, which includes a special conference and public events, will be held from January 2nd to 4th, 2013.

The IMSc and Perimeter Institute share a memorandum of understanding to encourage scientific exchange and collaborations.  Rafael Sorkin, a Senior Researcher at Perimeter, is currently on a scientific visit to the IMSc.  He will take part in the celebration with a public talk on Geometry from Order and Number: Causal Sets. More information regarding all of the Golden Jubilee activities can found on the IMSc celebration webpage, including a listing of participants and online registration details.  

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About the Institute of Mathematical Sciences

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1962 and based in Chennai, India, is a national institution which promotes fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, as well as in many interdisciplinary fields.  More details here.

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach.

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