In a new and generous act of personal philanthropy, Mike Lazaridis has provided an additional $50 million (Canadian) to PI. This private donation increases his personal contribution to $150 million in the research institute.
PI Associate Member Richard Cleve is the recipient of the 2008 Canadian Assocation of Physicists (CAP) and Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.
Friday Apr 11, 2008
The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has just released its 5-year data. Eiichiro Komatsu, a member of the WMAP team, gave two talks on the new data release, as part of two cosmology workshops at PI.
In a special ceremony Dr. Suzanne Fortier, president of NSERC, announced on behalf of the Honourable Kim Prentice, that PI won the Council's top award to an organization involved with science communication and promotion.
Renowned Scientist Leonard Susskind has joined PI's Faculty as an Associate Member. Professor Susskind is widely recognized as one of the most highly creative researchers in the field of particle physics.
Congratulations to Gleb Akselrod from the Kwait Quantum Information Team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was announced as the winner of the best student page prize in theoretical research at the APS March meeting.