EinsteinPlus is a one-week intensive workshop for Canadian and international high school teachers that focuses on modern physics, including quantum physics, special relativity, and cosmology.

EinsteinPlus also provides unique opportunities to learn some of the latest developments in physics from expert researchers at the forefront of their fields, enjoy lab tours and take part in social events with like-minded teachers from around the globe. Sessions include:

  • Innovative teaching strategies suitable for all areas of physics
  • Quantum physics: Wave-particle duality and the electron double-slit experiment
  • GPS and relativity
  • Dark matter as an application of uniform circular motion
  • Measuring Planck's constant using simple electronic circuit.

EinsteinPlus 2020 will be July 5th - July 11th. The workshop will take place at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


NOTE: EinsteinPlus is only offered in English 


Perimeter Institute is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is implementing proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our community members. As it stands now, we continue to accept applications for EinsteinPlus from all eligible teachers worldwide, and all complete applications submitted by the deadline will receive full consideration. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates on this website regarding any necessary programming changes that may be required due to the pandemic. 



Program Costs
The program fee is $300 (CDN) payable upon acceptance into the program.  The fee is a small portion of the full program cost and supports activities, accommodations, and meals.

Travel Costs
CANADIAN teachers accepted will have their round trip air fare, train, bus or mileage paid for by Perimeter Institute*.  Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will also be provided by Perimeter Institute.

INTERNATIONAL teachers accepted from countries other than Canada must fund their own return airfare from their home country to Toronto Pearson International Airport and purchase appropriate travel/health insurance.  Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will be provided by Perimeter Institute.

*Some restrictions may apply

Dec. 1. 2019 Applications available
April 10, 2020 Application deadline
May 1, 2020 Successful applicants notified
May 15, 2020 Intent to attend deadline
July 5 - 11, 2020 EinsteinPlus in session



We strongly encourage applications from those interested in conducting follow-up activities with other teachers at home for benefit of the wider education community. As the school will be conducted in English, applicants are expected to be fluent at speaking and writing in the English language. Only completed applications will be considered.

2020 successful participants will be listed May 1, 2020.

For more information please contact: Tonia Williams Outreach Program Manager 519-569-7600, ext. 5090