Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Thursday Aug 04, 2011
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I will wander through the issues of fundamental quantum amplifier noise pointing out the very fundamental relation between that noise and the commutation relations of quantum mechanics. I will also present a simple model of a completely linear phase insensitive amplifier. I will then show the relation between such linear amplifiers and black holes, the irrelevance of energy to the notion of an amplifier, and look at Hawking Radiation as such amplifier noise. Finally, I will discuss dumb holes, and the contention that our UBC experiment measured Hawking radiation.

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Thursday Aug 04, 2011
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Dr. Smolin is a faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and author of several books including most recently

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