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Raffi Budakian

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Raffi Budakian, a new Perimeter Associate Faculty member, bridges theory and experiment with cutting-edge approaches to glimpsing the world of the very small. 

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada.

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, ISSYP! Perimeter’s theoretical physics summer camp for high school students turned 10 this year.

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers in the cover story of the latest Scientific American.

Friday Jul 25, 2014

How do you get black holes and quantum mechanics into high school classrooms? EinsteinPlus shows teachers some neat new tricks.

Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.

Cover of Science magazine from July 4, 2014

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Pick up a pencil. Make a mark on a piece of paper. Congratulations: you are doing cutting-edge condensed matter physics. You might even be making the first mark on the road to quantum computers, according to new Perimeter research.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Three members of Perimeter Institute’s faculty have been awarded Discovery Grants as part of the recent round of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

PSI valedictorians

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Perimeter congratulates the fifth class to complete the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

The secret to powerful quantum computing lies in a special kind of context, says new theoretical research.

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

New research at Perimeter shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl.

Mike Lazaridis

Tuesday May 06, 2014

For his visionary contributions to accelerating leading-edge research in fundamental physics, Mike Lazaridis has been elected to the national academy of science in the UK.

Sung-Sik Lee

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity – the two great theories of modern physics – has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

The Waterloo Global Science Initiative has released the Equinox Blueprint: Learning 2030, a vision for redesigning high school education to best prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Lauren Hayward

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Canada’s leading news magazine, Maclean’s, has profiled a dozen of Canada’s future leaders – including Perimeter doctoral student Lauren Hayward.

Early Researcher Award from Ontario Government

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Four Perimeter faculty have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.

Kevin Martindale, Charles Tracy, and Greg Dick

Monday Mar 31, 2014

Educators across the UK can now share the power, joy, and wonder of theoretical physics using Perimeter Institute’s award-winning classroom resources.

Monday Mar 24, 2014

Researchers are using surprising ideas and mathematical tools originating in string theory to guide research into strange materials that are cropping up in condensed matter laboratories.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

A team of physicists from Perimeter Institute, the University of Waterloo, and Harvard has reached a key milestone in the pursuit of next-generation superconductors.

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Update (May 19, 2014): There have been recent developments relevant to the article below. For more information, see:

Emmy Noether

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Perimeter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of five exceptional young scientists to its Emmy Noether Fellowships program.

Asimina Arvanitaki

Thursday Mar 06, 2014

Asimina Arvanitaki, previously of Stanford, studies “particle physics without the colliders.”

Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Perimeter researchers Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster are investigating whether long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles. They’ve found more than they bargained for.

Dmitry Abanin

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Perimeter Faculty member Dmitry Abanin has earned a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for his leading-edge explorations into condensed matter physics.

Alex Landry receives the Luke Santi Memorial Award from Greg Dick, Perimeter's Director of Educational Outreach

Friday Feb 07, 2014

Alex Landry, a first-year physics student at Mount Allison University, has earned Perimeter’s Luke Santi Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.

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