Sometimes it only takes one moment – a chance encounter, or a stroke of luck – to spark a lifelong passion for science.
Many great minds in science, past and present, had a moment when they realized they would devote themselves to seeking answers to nature’s deepest puzzles.
This month’s Slice of PI looks at the glimmers of inspiration that set some pioneering scientists on their path of discovery.
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.