On October 7, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics launches the 2015/2016 season of its popular Public Lecture Series — live, accessible webcasts by some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists.

September 2, 2015 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – Leading researchers from around the globe – including two Nobel Laureates – will explore physics concepts from quantum to cosmos during the upcoming season of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture Series, beginning Oct. 7.

Kicking off with a lecture by Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok, the monthly talks will tackle quantum mechanics, cosmology, dark matter, and other fields at the cutting edge of science. Speakers scheduled for the 2015/2016 season include two Nobel Laureates, two New Horizons Prize-winners, and other top international researchers.

Every talk will be webcast live on Perimeter Institute’s website and through a number of partner organizations. Online viewers can submit questions through Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #piLIVE) for speakers to answer during the post-talk Q&A.

“It’s not every day that you get to hear from, and have the chance to interact with, some of the top minds in physics,” says Greg Dick, Perimeter’s Director of Educational Outreach. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the most challenging and exciting concepts researchers are working on, in a format that allows for audience interaction both inside Perimeter’s theatre and online.”

The series runs from Oct. 7, 2015 through June 1, 2016, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM ET. You can view past PI Public Lectures, sign up to receive webcast reminders, and learn more about the Institute’s research, training, and outreach activities at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

Perimeter Institute can arrange advance media interviews with upcoming speakers, upon request.

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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