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Special Events

Perimeter Institute shares the joys of creative inquiry with the community.

MegaMenger Project

The MegaMenger project, created in part by Matt Parker (a hilarious “standup mathematician” and a friend of Perimeter Institute), was a distributed worldwide fractal build that took place from October 20-26, 2014.

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BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival

The BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival welcomed scientific explorers of all ages to Perimeter Institute through the first week of October, 2013.  Visitors experienced SCIENCE through DISCOVERY, INNOVATION, and IMAGINATION. The BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival invited attendees to experience the joys and wonders of cutting-edge thinking through interactive, hands-on exhibits, special presentations, public lectures, tours of Perimeter Institute, and Science in the Club events.  Listen and watch the lectures.

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Stephen Hawking Centre Opening

With the 2011 opening of Perimeter’s expanded facilities, named after the inspiring physicist, Perimeter held three days of tours, exhibits, public lectures, and other events. Listen and watch the lectures and presentations.

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Waterloo Global Science Initiative

From June 5 to 9, 2011, Perimeter hosted the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, an ambitious undertaking to reboot the global conversation on energy and explore how cutting edge science and technology may advance an electrified and sustainable future.

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Quantum to Cosmos

Perimeter’s 10th anniversary was marked in October 2009 with one of the largest, most comprehensive science outreach events in Canada, which included lectures, panel discussions, pub talks and cultural activities. Be inspired by science and theoretical physics as you watch and listen to lectures and presentations from this event.

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In 2005, Perimeter celebrated the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s miracle year of 1905 by hosting a three-week festival. Watch and listen to all the compelling lectures and engaging debates that were part of this event.

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2004 Grand Opening

Perimeter opened its building in 2004 with a series of public lectures and gala presentations, among other community activities. Watch and listen to the compelling lectures that were part of this event.

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