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The Pythagoreans 2500 years ago believed in a celestial "music of the spheres", an idea that reverberated down the millennia in Western music, literature, art and science.
An international team of astronomers is planning something audacious: a revolutionary telescope so vast and distributed, it will comprise 3,000 dishes spanning the area of an entire continent.
We shovel them, we hide from them, and we rejoice when they give us an extra day's holiday. In a Canadian winter, the snowflake is everywhere. But how do they form? What do their complex and striking shapes tell us about nature? Looking back to our childhood, is it true that no two are exactly alike?
Paul Dirac was a scientific genius of legendary eccentricity. He is best known for conceiving of antimatter and co-discovering the most revolutionary theory of the past century - quantum mechanics - while strangely sending postcards home during his times of great discovery to discuss only the weather.
Black holes are hot! This discovery made by Stephen Hawking ties together gravity, spacetime, quantum matter, and thermal systems into the beautiful and exciting science of "black hole thermodynamics". Its beauty lies in the powerful way it speaks of the unity of physics.
TVO and Ontario's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics are pleased to announce a new five-year partnership, making TVO the exclusive presenting media partner for the Perimeter Institute's international science-themed events and popular public lecture series.
The official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute will take place on Saturday, September 17th at 2:45 pm ET.
Mathematics underpins science, technology and modern society - from cell phones to computers to satellites. On September 6, 2011, the Government of Senegal and its national and international partners will open a new pan-African centre of excellence for Africa's brightest math and science graduates, in a beautiful seaside location in Mbour, 80 km south of Dakar.
Graduate student Hoan Dang has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies.
This September, the all new Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute launches with three days of exciting events.
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