The Current Visits Perimeter Institute

CBC Radio One's flagship current affairs program spoke with PI Board Chair Mike Lazaridis, PI Director Neil Turok, and members of PI's faculty about innovation and the importance of theoretical physics.

The Current is the flagship current affairs program on CBC Radio One, airing weekday mornings across Canada. The broadcasts, which are anchored by highly-esteemed reporter Anna Maria Tremonti and guest hosts, reach approximately one million listeners each day.

Guest host Arlene Dickinson recently traveled to Perimeter Institute for a discussion with Mike Lazaridis, PI Board Chair, and Neil Turok, the Institute’s Director, on the topic of innovation, the importance of theoretical physics, and more. The broadcast, available online, also includes comments from Raymond Laflamme, PI Associate Faculty member and Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and Latham Boyle, PI Faculty member.

Arlene Dickinson is an award-winning, 20-year veteran in marketing communications. She is president and CEO of Venture Communications Ltd, one of Canada’s largest independent marketing firms, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. Ms. Dickinson is widely known for her business expertise and investment savvy on the successful CBC Television series, The Dragon’s Den.

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About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

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