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The torch is passed: Perimeter Institute names a new Board Chair
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Twenty years after launching the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, founder Mike Lazaridis is confident the future looks brilliant under the guidance of his successor as Board Chair, Canadian entrepreneur Mike Serbinis.

   
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In her May 12 webcast as part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, Emily Riehl will explore the fascinating mathematics providing solutions to a matchmaker’s dilemma.

Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Morphogenesis: Geometry, Physics, and Biology - L. Mahadevan webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On Wednesday, May 5 at 7 pm ET, Perimeter Institute presents a special public talk by Harvard University’s L. Mahadevan, who will explain how the intersections of physics, biology, and mathematics are unveiling the amazing complexity of life.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 7:00 PM EDT
Perimeter Institute launches Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

A new research hub at Perimeter Institute seeks to accelerate discovery in one of the fastest-growing fields in physics, thanks to a $10 million investment from the Riddell Family Charitable Foundation.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Perimeter Institute Director among world’s most influential scientists
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Robert Myers, a theoretical physicist consistently ranked among the world’s most influential scientists, has been appointed the new Director of Perimeter Institute. The appointment follows an exhaustive global search and was made with the unanimous approval of a search committee of top international scientists and Perimeter’s Board of Directors.

Released: 1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Quantum AI: Webcast to Explore the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Physics
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join physicist Roger Melko for a live webcast May 2 as he explores the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to questions in fundamental physics.

Released: 27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Perimeter STEM Education Programs Receive Grant From Bosch Community Fund
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada, presented $35,000 to Perimeter Institute this week to increase local teacher and student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Released: 22-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Live Webcast to Explore How Physics Will Help Build the Future with Quantum Materials
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join physicist Rob Moore for a live webcast Apr. 4 as he explores the subatomic realm of quantum materials, and explains how they may shape our technological future.

Released: 14-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Perimeter Institute Mourns the Passing of Friend and Colleague Stephen Hawking
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Stephen Hawking's genius and indomitable energy were an inspiration to the entire Perimeter Institute research community and to millions around the world.

Released: 7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Live Webcast From Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On March 8, Perimeter Institute will host a live webcast featuring talks by women in a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.

Released: 6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
Explore the “Weirdest” Stars in the Universe During Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join astronomer Emily Levesque for a live webcast March 7 that will explore some of the most puzzling and bizarre objects being studied by astronomers today.

Released: 7-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
Live Webcast to Explore How to Decipher Quantum Mysteries
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join physicist Robert Spekkens for a live webcast Feb. 7 as he draws unexpected parallels between Egyptian hieroglyphs, Plato’s philosophy, and the puzzles of quantum theory.

Released: 20-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
Perimeter Institute Launches a New Centre for the Universe
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

A new research hub at Perimeter Institute seeks to shed light on some of the most profound mysteries in modern physics, from the big bang and black holes to dark matter and dark energy.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Live Webcast to Explore the Ways “Useless” Discoveries Have Changed Our Lives
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

.In a live webcast on November 8, physicist Pauline Gagnon will explain how seemingly “useless” scientific discoveries, such as the Higgs boson, have changed the way we live our lives.

Released: 8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Live Webcast to Boldly Go Where Science Meets Sci-Fi
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast from Perimeter Institute on June 14, a panel of scientists and creative minds will discuss the influence of science fiction, particularly Star Trek, on their fields, and the role of creativity and imagination in their work.

Released: 19-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Live Webcast to Explore the “Soundtrack” of the Universe
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast on May 3, physicist and author Janna Levin will discuss the landmark detection of gravitational waves and what it means for our understanding of our universe.

Released: 31-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT
The Tasty Side of Math Featured in Upcoming Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast on April 5, mathematician and foodie Eugenia Cheng will demonstrate how even advanced mathematics can be made fascinating and fun for all.

   
Released: 22-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST
Upcoming Webcast Takes a Close Look at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast March 1, astrophysicist Amber Straughn will discuss the development and construction of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and the important scientific questions it will help answer.

Released: 13-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
Perimeter Institute Researchers Apply Machine Learning to Condensed Matter Physics
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

New research in Nature Physics demonstrates that machine learning algorithms might play an important role in identifying different phases of condensed matter.

Released: 30-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST
Live Webcast to Focus on How the Financial System Is Shaped by Physicists
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast February 1, James Weatherall will tell the story of how innovative physicists and mathematicians have shaped global finance since the Second World War.

   
Released: 4-Dec-2016 9:05 PM EST
Perimeter Particle Physicist Awarded New Horizons Prize
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Asimina Arvanitaki will share the New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation – a $100,000 award that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers.

Released: 2-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
The Promise of Regenerative Medicine the Focus of Upcoming Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast December 7, Molly Shoichet will discuss new research that holds the potential to stop diseases – including cancer, blindness, and strokes – and reverse their effects.

   
Released: 8-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
Accelerating Talent: Perimeter Institute Partners with South American Institute for Fundamental Research
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute and the South American Institute for Fundamental Research celebrate a new partnership that will support research, training, and educational outreach.

   
Released: 19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Live Webcast to Explore the Bizarre Physics Of "Bulletproof Custard"
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast November 2, Michael Cates will explore soft matter physics – strange materials that can change states, from liquid to solid and back, in the blink of an eye.

Released: 26-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Live Webcast: What to Expect From the Coming Quantum Era
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast October 5, Michele Mosca will explore quantum technologies – those that already exist and those yet to come – and how they will affect our lives.

Released: 25-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Brilliant Blunders of Science Featured in Upcoming Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast June 1, astrophysicist Mario Livio will explore how some of history’s greatest minds – including Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein – committed big blunders on the path to profound breakthroughs.

Released: 17-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Quantum Technologies a National Priority for Canada
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mike Lazaridis, founder of Blackberry and the visionary Canada's Quantum Valley, delivered a keynote at the Quantum Europe 2015 conference in Amsterdam on the Quantum Valley model in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Released: 28-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Physics at The "Precision Frontier" Gets $8M Boost From New Partnership
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have launched an $8 million partnership to fuel the groundbreaking research of one of the world’s top emerging theoretical particle physicists.

Released: 24-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Nobel Laureate Art McDonald Featured in Upcoming Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

During a live webcast April 13, 2015 Nobel Prize-winning physicist Art McDonald will explain how researchers created an ultra-clean lab two kilometres underground in an active nickel mine to study fundamental physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Released: 18-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST
Explore the Dark Side in Upcoming Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

During a live webcast March 2, theoretical cosmologist Katherine Freese will explore the mysterious dark side of our universe – dark matter and dark energy.

Released: 14-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Neutron Stars: The Cosmic Gift That Keeps on Giving - Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

During a live webcast Feb. 3, astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi will explore neutron stars, and explain how these mysterious celestial objects can shed light on some of the most vexing questions in the universe.

Released: 6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST
Perimeter Researchers Earn Prestigious Cosmology Prizes
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Researchers from Perimeter Institute have won both first and third prizes in the 2015 Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition for work that sheds new light on the workings of space and time.

Released: 3-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
Earth-Sized Telescope Finds Clue to Black Hole Growth
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

For the first time, astronomers have detected evidence of magnetic fields near Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, taking the study of black hole growth from theoretical expectation to empirical fact.

Released: 30-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST
Unveiling the Turbulent Times of a Dying Star
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Running sophisticated simulations on a powerful supercomputer, an international research team has glimpsed the unique turbulence that fuels stellar explosions.

Released: 18-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST
How Physics is Accelerating Modern Medicine - Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On Dec. 2, scientist Paul Schaffer will explore in a live webcast how particle accelerators are being used to advance the field of nuclear medicine.

Released: 15-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Nobel Laureate Explores Atomic Clocks in Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On Nov. 4, Nobel Laureate Dr. David Wineland will explore the theoretical and technological know-how needed to build ultra-precise atomic clocks that might help enable a quantum revolution.

Released: 16-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Neil Turok to Discuss Universe's "Astonishing Simplicity" in Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok on Oct. 7 as he examines the surprising simplicity of the universe, and why its discovery represents a turning point in fundamental physics.

Released: 2-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Webcast Lecture Series Takes Audiences to Frontiers of Physics
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On October 7, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics launches the 2015/2016 season of its popular Public Lecture Series — live, accessible webcasts by some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists.

Released: 22-Jun-2015 5:45 PM EDT
Canadian Physics Accelerator Gets Multimillion-Dollar Boost
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) has forged strategic new partnerships that will inject more than $4 million into fundamental research, training, and outreach at the Institute.

Released: 16-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
International Physics Community to Converge at Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Researchers from around the world – and across the Internet – with gather at Canada’s Perimeter Institute to discuss the future of physics during the Convergence conference, June 20-24, 2015.

Released: 21-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Life Behind the Physics - Webcast to Explore the Life of Niels Bohr
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast on June 3, Dr. Vilhelm Bohr – grandson of Nobel-winning physicist Niels Bohr – will delve into his grandfather’s life and legacy.

Released: 5-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Building Blocks of Black Holes -- Webcast to Explore String Theory "Legos"
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In a live webcast on May 6, physicist Dr. Amanda Peet will describe how the “Legos” of string theory can help us study and understand the extreme physics of black holes.

Released: 23-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Quantum Cause and Effect
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Correlation does not imply causation – unless it’s quantum. That’s the message of surprising new work from Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Released: 23-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT
“The Most Wanted Particle” – Smashing Live Webcast to Illuminate LHC Higgs Hunt
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On April 1, physicist Jon Butterworth will give a personal account of working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and recount the excitement and tension surrounding the quest for the Higgs boson.

Released: 24-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST
Perimeter Institute and Chalk.com Take Physics Education to the Next Level
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

A new partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) and Kitchener-Waterloo based startup Chalk.com makes theoretical physics lessons accessible to educators worldwide.

Released: 11-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST
Decoding Water: Physics Webcast to Explore Scarcity of Our Most Precious Resource
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On March 4, dive into the fascinating physics of water with Dr. Marcia Barbosa, whose unique research seeks to solve a problem of global significance: the dangerous scarcity of fresh water for millions.

Released: 13-Jan-2015 4:55 PM EST
Physicist to Give "State of the Universe Address" in Live Webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On February 4, join Dr. Kendrick Smith on a journey from the big bang to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, and learn how new research may shed light on some of our universe’s deepest mysteries.

Released: 6-Jan-2015 2:05 PM EST
Physicists Awarded Prize for Groundbreaking Work in Cosmology
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Buchalter Cosmology Prize has been awarded to Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) and Marina Cortês (University of Edinburgh), for their work on causality and time.

Released: 13-Nov-2014 11:05 AM EST
An Interstellar Journey: Webcast to Examine Human Colonization of Space
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

On December 3, join Dr. Cameron Smith as he discusses the challenges associated with interstellar voyages and long-term space settlement.


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