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.

September 2, 2015 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – Leading researchers from around the globe – including two Nobel Laureates – will explore physics concepts from quantum to cosmos during the upcoming season of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture Series, beginning Oct. 7.

Kicking off with a lecture by Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok, the monthly talks will tackle quantum mechanics, cosmology, dark matter, and other fields at the cutting edge of science. Speakers scheduled for the 2015/2016 season include two Nobel Laureates, two New Horizons Prize-winners, and other top international researchers.

Every talk will be webcast live on Perimeter Institute’s website and through a number of partner organizations. Online viewers can submit questions through Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #piLIVE) for speakers to answer during the post-talk Q&A.

“It’s not every day that you get to hear from, and have the chance to interact with, some of the top minds in physics,” says Greg Dick, Perimeter’s Director of Educational Outreach. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the most challenging and exciting concepts researchers are working on, in a format that allows for audience interaction both inside Perimeter’s theatre and online.”

The series runs from Oct. 7, 2015 through June 1, 2016, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM ET. You can view past PI Public Lectures, sign up to receive webcast reminders, and learn more about the Institute’s research, training, and outreach activities at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

Perimeter Institute can arrange advance media interviews with upcoming speakers, upon request.

Institut Périmètre de Physique Théorique

L'Institut Périmètre est le plus grand centre de recherche en physique théorique au monde. Fondé en 1999, cet institut indépendant vise à favoriser les percées dans la compréhension fondamentale de notre univers, des plus infimes particules au cosmos tout entier. Les recherches effectuées à l’Institut Périmètre reposent sur l'idée que la science fondamentale fait progresser le savoir humain et catalyse l'innovation, et que la physique théorique d'aujourd'hui est la technologie de demain. Situé dans la région de Waterloo, cet établissement sans but lucratif met de l'avant un partenariat public-privé unique en son genre avec entre autres les gouvernements de l'Ontario et du Canada. Il facilite la recherche de pointe, forme la prochaine génération de pionniers de la science et communique le pouvoir de la physique grâce à des programmes primés d'éducation et de vulgarisation.




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