Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, public outreach events such as talks from top scientists 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 and 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. 

Accessibly by anyone with internet, Perimeter aims to share the power and wonder of science with this free library.

 

  

 

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
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In the de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave theory, an ensemble of fermions is not only described by a spinor,  but also by a distribution of position beables. If the distribution of positions is different from the one predicted by the Born rule, the ensemble is said to be in quantum non-equilibrium. Such ensembles, which can lead to an experimental discrimination between the pilot-wave theory and standard quantum mechanics, are thought to quickly relax to quantum equilibrium in most cases.

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Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
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A series of generalizations of the Weierstrass normal
form for elliptic curves to the case of K3 surfaces will be presented.  These have already been applied to better
understand F-theory/Heterotic string duality. 
We will see how they also resolve a long-standing question of which
"mirror-compatible" variations of Hodge structure over the
thrice-punctured sphere can arise from families of Calabi-Yau threefolds.

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Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
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Models with right-handed currents have recently attracted attention because of their potential ability to solve the discrepancy in various determinations of |V_{ub}|. We consider a minimal setup with an SU(2)_L x SU(2)_R x U(1)_{B-L} gauge symmetry, for which we perform a simultaneous analysis of the most important constraints from electroweak precision observables, particle anti-particle mixing and the B -> X_{s,d} gamma decays.

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