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In the quest to bridge the gap between the physics of the very large and the very small, Perimeter Postdoctoral Researcher Steffen Gielen and collaborators have achieved an important milestone that brings to mind the adage “what’s old is new again.”
Computational physics – that is, tackling physics problems using numerical tools implemented on computers – is of increasing importance in modern physics. Here’s a glimpse of computational physics at Perimeter.
Perimeter Institute’s Educational Outreach team recently visited Singapore as part of the Institute’s efforts to share its award-winning modern physics resources and expertise internationally.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Discovery Grants, including seven researchers from Perimeter Institute.
Perimeter Institute has established new collaboration agreements with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and with both TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and SNOLAB, Canada’s underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics.
Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of eight more outstanding international scientists as part of its Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs (DVRC) program.
Perimeter Faculty member Luis Lehner’s pioneering work in gravitational physics has been recognized by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GRG).
Perimeter Faculty member Davide Gaiotto and Perimeter Distinguished Visiting Research Chair Stephen Hawking are among those being honoured at the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The ceremony, hosted by actor Morgan Freeman, can be viewed via a live webcast on the CERN website at 3:15 pm EST.
Dr. Neil Turok has been appointed to a second term as Director. He will also become the inaugural Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute.
Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute, delivered the 2012 CBC Massey Lectures to sold-out audiences across Canada. Turok’s lectures, The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos, are a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future. The lectures can be enjoyed anytime through iTunes, or purchased as a book from House of Anansi Press.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative, Perimeter Institute’s global outreach partner, has launched the AIMS Industry Initiative to connect employers seeking interns with talented AIMS graduates.
In a White House ceremony on Friday, February 1, President Barack Obama presented Perimeter Distinguished Visiting Research Chair S. James Gates Jr. with the highest honour bestowed on scientists by the US government.
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Maxim Pospelov and his collaborators say our solar system might be crashing through bubble after bubble in a foamy cosmos – and we might be able to detect bubble walls as we pass through them.
Perimeter Faculty member Robert Spekkens has taken the $10,000 first prize in the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay contest.
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.
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