Official news about, and announcements from, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Jaron Lanier makes a tetrahedron with his fingers.

Monday Nov 16, 2015

Perimeter talks with virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier about “fashionable” science, the problems with money, and whether we should make math physical.

Friday Nov 06, 2015

Sean Begy, a first-year science student at Queens University, has won this year’s Luke Santi Award for Student Achievement.

Friday Nov 06, 2015

Ontario’s Ministry of Education and Perimeter Institute have launched a project to reach more of Ontario’s youth, including those in underserviced areas, through expanded Perimeter programming.

Monday Nov 02, 2015

New elementary school outreach program starts with a guided tour of the cosmos.

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Physics has lost a true pioneer as well as a friend and inspiration to many in Leo Kadanoff, whose insights helped shape our modern understanding of nature. 

Monday Oct 19, 2015

Emmy Noether Fellow Sarah Shandera finds the best response to lingering inequality in science is to ditch the anger and funnel that energy into her work.

Nobel Prize medal

Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

Perimeter Institute congratulates Board member Arthur B. McDonald on winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Monday Oct 05, 2015

Perimeter Institute has been invited by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston to serve as a “Nominating Partner” for the Governor General’s Innovation Awards. 

William Witczak-Krempa

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Perimeter collaborators propose a new way to compare vastly different theories: go through the corners.

CBC Ideas at Perimeter

Friday Sep 18, 2015

How important is imagination in physics? CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy asks Perimeter Institute researchers. Listen to their answers in the CBC Podcast.

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Perimeter physicist Matteo Smerlak helps uncover a new predator-prey power law that shapes biomass scaling across ecosystems.

Perimeter Faculty member Bianca Dittrich

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

The From Discretuum to Continuum Initiative aims to bridge the gap between the subatomic scale and spacetime.

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

The International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) gives likeminded high-schoolers from around the world a chance to get hands-on with physics at Perimeter Institute. 

Monday Jul 13, 2015

EinsteinPlus workshop brings together teachers from around the world to re-imagine physics in the classroom. 

Wednesday Jul 08, 2015

Perimeter researchers Peng Ye and Zheng-Cheng Gu put forward a theory to create bosonic topological insulators by condensing the vortex lines in a Bose-Einstein condensate, and it could lead to “impossible” anyons on the surface.

Monday Jun 29, 2015

Congratulations to the sixth class to complete PI’s “theoretical physics boot camp,” the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program.

Monday Jun 22, 2015
Perimeter has forged strategic new partnerships that will inject more than $4 million into fundamental research, training, and outreach at the Institute.

Thursday Jun 18, 2015

Three Perimeter researchers have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

The most dazzling discoveries in science often arise when subjects – or problems – collide. That is the idea behind Convergence, Perimeter’s first alumni reunion, and it’s the focus of the latest issue of the Inside the Perimeter magazine.

EHT photo

Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

Perimeter Institute is building a team of researchers and students to conduct leading-edge analysis of astrophysical data collected by the Event Horizon Telescope. 

Thursday May 21, 2015

Could black holes be the universe’s own accelerator experiments, churning out signals that may unveil exotic new particles – perhaps even the elusive dark matter?

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Maxim Pospelov has proposed a new method of hunting for dark matter using atomic clocks.

Daniel Brod

Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

An experimental collaboration involving Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Daniel Brod shows that scattershot boson sampling works, and allows an almost fivefold increase in data collection speed.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Pedro Vieira has been awarded the prestigious Gribov Medal by the European Physical Society.

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Researchers have used a never-before-observed phenomenon called quantum distillation to turn an ultra-cold Bose-Einstein condensate into something even colder – and potentially more useful.