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


Sunday Aug 01, 2010

A recent paper by PI postdoctoral researcher Roger Colbeck and colleagues has made Heisenberg's uncertainty principle a lot less uncertain in some situations.

Sunday Aug 01, 2010

The April-June 2010 edition of the Canadian Association of Physicists' quarterly publication highlights some of the exciting science being done at PI.

Tuesday Jul 06, 2010

During his visit to PI, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $20 million to help PI's Global Outreach department in its work to establish AIMS centres of excellence in Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal.

Tuesday Jul 06, 2010

In an article published in Science, a group including researchers from Perimeter Institute report the results of the most rigorous experimental test to date of Born's rule, one of the central postulates of quantum mechanics.

Thursday Jul 01, 2010

PI Associate Faculty member Niayesh Afshordi has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for his research program on "Astrophysical windows into fundamental physics."

Sunday Jun 20, 2010

On June 20, 2010, the first class of the PSI Master's program received a University of Waterloo MSc degree in physics and a Perimeter Scholars International certificate from PI.

Sunday Jun 20, 2010

In his June 20 lecture, Prof. Hawking compared Perimeter Institute to Cambridge in the 1960s and said he was expecting "great things" from the Institute.

Tuesday Jun 15, 2010

Dr. Chiribella received the honour, given every other year to a scientist under the age of 35, for his work on the application of group theoretical models to the problem of quantum estimation of states and processes.

Friday Jun 11, 2010

PI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Natalia Toro and Dr. Philip Schuster to its research team, beginning in September 2010.

Tuesday Jun 08, 2010

The Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute was honoured by leaders in the building industry as the province's first ever Gold Seal-managed project.

Friday Jun 04, 2010

The Honourable Tony Clement, Industry Canada Minister, and the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, will officially welcome Prof. Hawking to Canada in advance of his special televised broadcast.

Tuesday Jun 01, 2010

The Canada Excellence Research Chair in quantum information processing joins PI as Associate Faculty member, jointly appointed with the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Tuesday May 18, 2010

Dr. Neil Turok, Director of PI, will welcome Prof. Stephen Hawking to Waterloo, Ontario, this summer to conduct scientific research and participate in a televised outreach event.

Friday Apr 30, 2010

Paper by PI Postdoctoral Researcher Federico PIazza was selected for inclusion in the New Journal of Physics' "Best of 2009" collection.

Thursday Apr 15, 2010

Prof. Burgess becomes the third PI researcher to be recognized with this prestigious award, joining past winners Rob Myers and Richard Cleve.

Friday Apr 09, 2010

The Honourable Kevin Lynch, a distinguished public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, and Dr. Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, are the latest additions to Perimeter Institute's Board of Directors.

Friday Apr 09, 2010

PI asks Canadian students to explain why "I Love Science", with two grand prize winners coming to Waterloo for Professor Hawking's June 20 televised lecture.

Thursday Apr 01, 2010

In only its second year, the Network has already reached thousands of students and equipped teachers with resources and confidence to teach complex concepts in modern physics.

Friday Dec 18, 2009

See a Review and link to video-on-demand presentations from PI's 10th Anniversary celebration.

Friday Oct 30, 2009

PI has signed an agreement with three Australian universities to strengthen collaborative research in quantum foundations.

Friday Oct 30, 2009

PI is pleased to share the news of an important new initiative and appointment.

Friday Oct 30, 2009

PI announced the recipient of the 2009 Luke Santi Memorial Award for Student Achievement at a ceremony held during Perimeter Institute's recent Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future Festival on October 25, 2009.

Sunday Oct 25, 2009

UW & PI to Host International Conference to Help Advance Science Policy-making.

Friday Oct 23, 2009

The Canadian Association of Physicists announces new award to recognize physics teachers at the secondary school level.

Saturday Oct 17, 2009

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its position as a leading research institute.