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Maxim Pospelov

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

About two-thirds of the lithium that should be in the early universe is missing. Perimeter researcher Maxim Pospelov thinks a hypothetical new particle – particle X – may have kept it from being formed.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2016

Duncan Haldane, a professor of physics at Princeton University and a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at Perimeter Institute, shares the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Panelists at Perimeter Institute

Thursday Sep 29, 2016
Fifty delegates from 27 countries visited Perimeter Institute this week to learn how fundamental, collaborative research helps spur an ecosystem of innovation.

Monday Sep 26, 2016

Two Perimeter postdoctoral fellows will soon head to the United States and Germany to pursue research seeded in Waterloo.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2016

Perimeter researchers use measurements from the Event Horizon Telescope to test Einstein’s theory with the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Monday Sep 12, 2016

Perimeter Institute is pleased to serve as a “Nominating Partner” for the Governor General’s annual Innovation Awards. 

Wednesday Sep 07, 2016

How two Perimeter researchers cracked open a door to quantum computation that has been considered closed for 10 years.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2016

Universities and research centres across Canada share $900 million in federal research funding.

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

How physics is breaking down communication barriers between specialties, and hoping to make big discoveries along the way.

Friday Aug 26, 2016

Asimina Arvanitaki has received an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario to support her ambitious research.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

Perimeter Institute is “making significant impacts on both science and society,” says the latest independent report from KPMG to Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Students finish summer school at Perimeter. (Photo: JB Park)

Friday Jul 29, 2016

Life lessons merge with science and fun at International Summer School for Young Physicists.

Monday Jul 18, 2016

EinsteinPlus helps teachers bring modern physics concepts to life in classrooms around the world. 

Thursday Jul 14, 2016

Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair recognized for outstanding contributions to quantum foundations. 

Wednesday Jul 06, 2016

A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it – while avoiding the broken physics of the big bang singularity. 

Monday Jun 20, 2016

Seventh class completes Perimeter’s "theoretical physics boot camp"  the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program  during a banner year for science.

Friday Jun 17, 2016

Theorists from Perimeter and experimentalists from the Institute for Quantum Computing have found a new way to test whether the universe is quantum, a test that will have widespread applicability: they’ve proven the failure of noncontextuality in the lab.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, says the leading-edge research being conducted at Perimeter positions the province at the forefront of a competitive global knowledge economy. 

Monday May 30, 2016

Recent Perimeter research based on the holographic principle seeks new connections between general relativity and quantum field theory. 

Friday May 20, 2016
Perimeter Teacher Network members Steve Greer and Jeff Goldie receive CAP Awards for Excellence in High School/CEGEP Physics Teaching.
Inside the Perimeter: Spring/Summer 2016

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Theoretical physics is more than a field of study. It’s a tool of discovery. Check out the latest issue of Inside the Perimeter to explore what is happening – and what is possible – in this fascinating realm.

Thursday Apr 28, 2016

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have launched an $8 million partnership to fuel the research of Asimina Arvanitaki, one of the world’s top emerging theoretical particle physicists. 

Roger Melko and Freddy Cachazo

Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Freddy Cachazo and Roger Melko receive honours from the Canadian Association of Physicists for work in quantum fields and condensed matter.

Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

A half-day conference at Perimeter brought 200 high school girls eyeing a future in STEM together with successful women at all stages of their careers.

Friday Apr 15, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the work being done at Perimeter and in Canada’s “Quantum Valley” is vital to the future of the country and the world.


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