SUMMER COURSE TAKES STUDENTS TO THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE


Brilliant high school students from across the globe are headed to Canada’s Perimeter Institute to attend the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP), an intensive two-week program that tackles modern physics concepts from quantum to cosmos, starting July 12, 2015. 

July 9, 2015 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – They are coming from across the globe to study the quantum world and our expanding universe at the world’s largest theoretical physics research hub. More than 40 exceptional secondary-level students – coming from as far afield as Singapore, Brazil, and Tunisia – will attend the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics from July 12 to 26, 2015.

Over two immersive weeks, participants will tackle quantum mechanics, special and general relativity, the cosmic microwave background, and black holes, while receiving mentorship from Perimeter researchers. They will also hear from award-winning theoretical particle physicists Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster, as well as cosmologists Latham Boyle and Kendrick Smith, and Perimeter Director Neil Turok. Participants will also visit the Institute for Quantum Computing (an experimental quantum science research centre at the University of Waterloo) and SNOLAB (an underground neutrino and dark matter lab two km beneath Sudbury, Ontario).

“These students really are the next generation of exceptional physics talent,” says Greg Dick, Director of Educational Outreach at PI. “The ISSYP program is meant to spark their imaginations, challenge their physics knowledge, and prepare them for the pursuit of physics at the university level.”

RBC Foundation is the Presenting Partner of ISSYP.

More information on the ISSYP program, including important dates, eligibility requirements, and a full list of 2015 participants, can be found at http://www.issyp.ca.

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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