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The first lecture of the season will take place on October 6, 2010, featuring William R. Newman, Distinguished Professor in History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, highlighting a curious fascination of Sir Isaac Newton.
Perimeter Institute Faculty member Lee Smolin and Associate Faculty member Richard Cleve have been honoured with Canada's highest academic accolade.
Davide Gaitto is a recent recipient of a New Horizons in Physics Prize for emerging work as a young researcher, from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation. Learn more
Davide Gaiotto, a quantum field theorist from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, will join Perimeter Institute as a faculty member in 2011.
A new paper published in Science by PI Associate Faculty member Luis Lehner and colleagues may provide a powerful tool for studying supermassive black holes.
PI researcher Christopher Fuchs was honoured for his "outstanding contributions to the theory of quantum communications including state disturbance."
A recent paper by PI postdoctoral researcher Roger Colbeck and colleagues has made Heisenberg's uncertainty principle a lot less uncertain in some situations.
The April-June 2010 edition of the Canadian Association of Physicists' quarterly publication highlights some of the exciting science being done at PI.
During his visit to PI, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $20 million to help PI's Global Outreach department in its work to establish AIMS centres of excellence in Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal.
In an article published in Science, a group including researchers from Perimeter Institute report the results of the most rigorous experimental test to date of Born's rule, one of the central postulates of quantum mechanics.
PI Associate Faculty member Niayesh Afshordi has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for his research program on "Astrophysical windows into fundamental physics."
On June 20, 2010, the first class of the PSI Master's program received a University of Waterloo MSc degree in physics and a Perimeter Scholars International certificate from PI.
In his June 20 lecture, Prof. Hawking compared Perimeter Institute to Cambridge in the 1960s and said he was expecting "great things" from the Institute.
Dr. Chiribella received the honour, given every other year to a scientist under the age of 35, for his work on the application of group theoretical models to the problem of quantum estimation of states and processes.
PI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Natalia Toro and Dr. Philip Schuster to its research team, beginning in September 2010.
The Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute was honoured by leaders in the building industry as the province's first ever Gold Seal-managed project.
The Honourable Tony Clement, Industry Canada Minister, and the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, will officially welcome Prof. Hawking to Canada in advance of his special televised broadcast.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair in quantum information processing joins PI as Associate Faculty member, jointly appointed with the Institute for Quantum Computing.
Dr. Neil Turok, Director of PI, will welcome Prof. Stephen Hawking to Waterloo, Ontario, this summer to conduct scientific research and participate in a televised outreach event.
Paper by PI Postdoctoral Researcher Federico PIazza was selected for inclusion in the New Journal of Physics' "Best of 2009" collection.
Prof. Burgess becomes the third PI researcher to be recognized with this prestigious award, joining past winners Rob Myers and Richard Cleve.
The Honourable Kevin Lynch, a distinguished public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, and Dr. Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, are the latest additions to Perimeter Institute's Board of Directors.
PI asks Canadian students to explain why "I Love Science", with two grand prize winners coming to Waterloo for Professor Hawking's June 20 televised lecture.
In only its second year, the Network has already reached thousands of students and equipped teachers with resources and confidence to teach complex concepts in modern physics.
PI has signed an agreement with three Australian universities to strengthen collaborative research in quantum foundations.
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