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Série de conférences publiques

Perimeter Institute brings great thinkers from around the world to Canada to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting and topical subjects. Each event is tailored for the general public and everyone is welcome to attend. No mathematical, scientific or physics knowledge is necessary or assumed.

Gabriela Gonzalez (Louisiana State University) delivers the next public lecture on October 23, "Music of the universe: Einstein's gravitational waves." Learn more and watch it live on October 23

Upcoming Public Lectures

Information on each lecture will become available the Friday prior to ticket availability. To receive advance notice, sign up for the Public Lecture emails.

The Perimeter Public Lecture Series was created for the purpose of sharing the power and wonder of science with the world. The series has included talks from Nobel Laureates, Fields Medal recipients, and some of the world’s most renowned scientists, including Stephen Hawking, Leonard Susskind, Ed Witten, Janna Levin, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Jill Tarter, Roger Penrose, Sara Seager, and many more.

Each lecture has a live audience, with free tickets on a first-come-first-served basis. If you aren’t able to get tickets, you can still enjoy the lecture on the big screen in the comfort of the Black Hole Bistro. Each lecture is webcast live, which means you can enjoy the talks from anywhere in the world. Finally, each public lecture is available on-demand within 24 hours of the live webcast (find older talks here).

Join us for a talk – either in person or online – in the near future!


Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Due to the overwhelming response to past lectures, tickets will be honoured until 6:45 pm only. If you have not arrived by 6:45 pm your reservation may be filled by guests in our waiting line, and you may be asked to join the end of the waiting line.


There will be a waiting line for last minute cancelled (or ‘no show’) seats on the night of the lecture. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Come to Perimeter and pick-up a waiting line chit at the Waiting Line sign and then participate in pre-lecture activities - no need to wait in line. An announcement will be made in the Bistro at 6:45pm if theatre seats are available. Note: you must arrive in person to be part of the waiting line and be in the Bistro when the waiting line announcement is made.


Everyone who comes to Perimeter will be able to participate in the lecture. The public lecture will be shown simultaneously on closed circuit television in the licensed comfort of the Black Hole Bistro for any members of the waiting line who are not able to get a theatre seat.


Enjoy the live webcast of Perimeter Institute Public Lectures from the comfort of your own home. Join us at 7pm ET night of the lecture and be part of the ONLINE virtual audience.

For most lectures the on-demand playback will be online within 24 hours after the live event. Check our YouTube page for the playbacks.