Perimeter Public Lectures

Perimeter Public Lectures

 

Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

Niels Bohr was Nobel-winning physicist – a pioneer of quantum theory – but his influence extended far beyond his own research. He was a gifted teacher who established one of the 20th century’s most important centres for physics, and was instrumental in the development of physics worldwide. He became a statesman following the Second World War, calling for international cooperation to avoid nuclear conflict. Bohr’s legacy – in science, humanitarianism, and family – spans generations, as his grandson will illustrate during a special public lecture webcast at Perimeter Institute. Dr.

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Wednesday May 06, 2015
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String Theory LEGOs for Black Holes

Four decades ago, Stephen Hawking posed a paradox about black holes and quantum theory that still challenges the imaginations of theoretical physicists today. One of the most promising approaches to resolving the "information paradox" (the notion that nothing, not even information itself, survives beyond a black hole's point-of-no-return event horizon) is string theory, a part of modern physics that has wiggled its way into the popular consciousness.

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Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
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Jon Butterworth, University College London
The Most Wanted Particle
Perimeter Institute Public Lecture
WEDNESDAY, April 1 at 7:00 pm
Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas
Perimeter Institute
31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo

Tickets available online on Monday, March 16 at 9:00 am.

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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
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Marcia Barbosa,

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Water Stress:

Seeking Solutions in the

Unusual Properties of Water

Perimeter Institute Public Lecture

WEDNESDAY, March 4 at 7:00 pm

Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas

Perimeter Institute

31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
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Cosmology in the 21st Century

Revolutionary progress has been achieved in the science of cosmology over the past 30 years. Powerful experiments, made possible by new technologies, have transformed our understanding of the universe. We have unveiled the laws of physics that govern time and space on the grandest scales, from the big bang to present day.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014
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Interstellar Voyaging

The discovery of countless exoplanets and new ideas in propulsion physics have resurrected international interest in the ancient concept of humanity traveling far beyond Earth. Such voyages will take place over many generations, requiring careful attention to both biological and cultural change over time. In this talk I will outline the foundations of a biocultural science of long-term space settlement. 

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Thursday Nov 06, 2014
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Wednesday Oct 01, 2014
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Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Entanglement is a counterintuitive feature of quantum theory by which two particles are deeply correlated even when separated by vast distances, such that a measurement of one particle instantaneously determines the state of another. Remarkably, quantum entanglement can also happen en masse, determining the macroscopic properties of many electrons in certain crystals.

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Wednesday Jun 04, 2014
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The concept of supersymmetry, though never observed in nature, has driven a great deal of research in theoretical physics over the past several decades. Much has been learned through this research, but many unresolved questions remain. This presentation will describe how these questions can lead one down a surprising path: toward the dodecaphony of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg.

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