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. 

  

 

Wednesday Mar 28, 2007
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Shear viscosity is a transport coefficient in the hydrodynamic description of liquids, gases and plasmas. The ratio of the shear viscosity and the volume density of the entropy has the dimension of the ratio of two fundamental constants - the Planck constant and the Boltzmann constant - and characterizes how close a given fluid is to a perfect fluid. Transport coefficients are notoriously difficult to compute from first principles.

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Tuesday Mar 27, 2007
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Universality of Fibonacci anyons, operator quantum error correction, Bacon-Shor codes

 

Tuesday Mar 27, 2007
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Non-Abelian anyons (charges, fusion rules, F and R matrices, pentagon and hexagon equations), Fibonacci anyons

 

Monday Mar 26, 2007
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Thermodynamics places surprisingly few fundamental constraints on
information processing. In fact, most people would argue that it imposes
only one, known as Landauer's Principle: a process erasing one bit of
information must release an amount kT ln 2 of heat. It is this simple
observation that finally led to the exorcism of Maxwell's Demon from
statistical mechanics, more than a century after he first appeared.
Ignoring the lesson implicit in this early advance, however, quantum

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Friday Mar 23, 2007
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In an anisotropic limit of the weakly-coupled, 2+1-dimensional non-Abelian
gauge theories are equivalent to a collection of integrable
1+1-dimensional quantum field theories. This fact makes it possible to
understand confinement near this limit. Using exact form factors, it is
possible to study the theory away from the extreme anisotropic limit. The
string tension between fundamental color sources is found. Adjoint sources
are not confined. Some ideas concerning the isotropic case and the
generalization to 3+1 dimensions will be discussed.

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Friday Mar 23, 2007
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Distinguished theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind, Professor of Physics at Stanford, will give a series of lectures on Black Holes and Holography at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.  This mini-course is open to all university professors and students.

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Thursday Mar 22, 2007
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Distinguished theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind, Professor of Physics at Stanford, will give a series of lectures on Black Holes and Holography at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.  This mini-course is open to all university professors and students.

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Wednesday Mar 21, 2007
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We give a communication problem between two players, Alice and Bob, that can be solved by Alice sending a quantum message to Bob, for which any classical interactive protocol requires exponentially more communication.

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