Official news about, and announcements from, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Lauren Hayward

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Canada’s leading news magazine, Maclean’s, has profiled a dozen of Canada’s future leaders – including Perimeter doctoral student Lauren Hayward.

Early Researcher Award from Ontario Government

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Four Perimeter faculty have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.

Kevin Martindale, Charles Tracy, and Greg Dick

Monday Mar 31, 2014

Educators across the UK can now share the power, joy, and wonder of theoretical physics using Perimeter Institute’s award-winning classroom resources.

Monday Mar 24, 2014

Researchers are using surprising ideas and mathematical tools originating in string theory to guide research into strange materials that are cropping up in condensed matter laboratories.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

A team of physicists from Perimeter Institute, the University of Waterloo, and Harvard has reached a key milestone in the pursuit of next-generation superconductors.

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Update (May 19, 2014): There have been recent developments relevant to the article below. For more information, see:

Emmy Noether

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of five exceptional young scientists to its Emmy Noether Fellowships program.

Asimina Arvanitaki

Thursday Mar 06, 2014

Asimina Arvanitaki, previously of Stanford, studies “particle physics without the colliders.”

Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Perimeter researchers Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster are investigating whether long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles. They’ve found more than they bargained for.

Dmitry Abanin

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin has earned a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for his leading-edge explorations into condensed matter physics.

Alex Landry receives the Luke Santi Memorial Award from Greg Dick, Perimeter's Director of Educational Outreach

Friday Feb 07, 2014

Alex Landry, a first-year physics student at Mount Allison University, has earned Perimeter’s Luke Santi Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.

Thursday Feb 06, 2014

Perimeter researchers are trying to find out how far one can tweak general relativity and still end up with the universe we observe. Their method? Adding “hair” to black holes.

Dine Ousmane Samary

Thursday Jan 30, 2014

The Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship, now accepting applicants for its second term, has enabled Benin native Dine Ousmane Samary to pursue frontier research in Canada.

Thursday Jan 23, 2014

Perimeter researchers have solved a long-standing problem in quantum field theory by mathematically “cutting soap bubbles into pieces.”

Artist’s conception of the arrow of time

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

We all intuitively perceive that time flows in only one direction – from past to future – and Templeton Frontiers Fellow Flavio Mercati is developing an innovative point of view on this so-called arrow of time.

Thursday Dec 12, 2013

Now that we’ve discovered ways to build large quantum systems, we need to figure out how they change through time. Enter Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin and his new laws of quantum many-body dynamics.

Fall edition of Inside the Perimeter magazine

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

The latest edition of Inside the Perimeter contains news, science, and a special keepsake poster.

Friday Dec 06, 2013

The world has lost an icon of intelligent humanity with the passing of Nelson Mandela.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

Perimeter Institute has established, thanks to a visionary investment in partnership with the Krembil Foundation, prestigious research chairs for two of the world's top theoretical physicists.

Thursday Nov 14, 2013

The new biographical documentary about the world’s most famous living scientist is coming to Ontario, Canada. “Hawking: The Remarkable Story of a Beautiful Mind” will begin its Canadian premiere run at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox, starting Friday, November 29.

Canada Research Chair Winner Roger Melko

Thursday Nov 14, 2013

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Roger Melko has been awarded a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics.

Faculty member Freddy Cachazo

Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

Perimeter Faculty member Freddy Cachazo has won a New Horizons in Physics Prize. The $100,000 award recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers and is given by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation (FPP).

Neil Turok

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

On November 19, 2013, Toronto’s Ramsay Talks will present Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok on the power of the human mind to reveal nature’s deep secrets and how that basic knowledge drives progress. 

Logo for Canada' Technology Triangle

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Perimeter Director Neil Turok will deliver the keynote speech during the 5th Annual International Reception and Dinner presented by Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. on December 5.

Nobel Prize medal

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Perimeter salutes this year’s Nobel Prize winners, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, and remembers Englert’s collaborator, and Perimeter visiting scientist, Robert Brout.