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 

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




Thursday Jun 09, 2011

How hopeful can we be about new technologies paving a path away from our
current reliance on oil-based energy? Energy experts investigate the
alternatives in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: Barry Brook, Walt Patterson, Tom Rand, Zoë Caron, and Jatin Nathwani


Thursday Jun 09, 2011

As the world’s population inches toward the 8 billion mark, energy
experts look at how supply and demand of energy will affect global
economics and politics in a moderated discussion on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: Jason Blackstock, Jian hua Ding, Velma McColl, Vagish Sharma, and Jose Maria Valenzuela


Thursday Jun 09, 2011

Born from a unique, international energy summit of scientists,
engineers, entrepreneurs and future leaders from around the world, the
Equinox Communiqué offers visionary proposals for transformative action
on reducing the electricity-related emissions that drive climate change.
Through a series of mini presentations, Summit participants discuss
the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 and explain the six main recommendations
outlined in the Equinox Communiqué. These speakers lay the groundwork


Wednesday Jun 08, 2011

From the buildings we live in to the places we work — we use a lot of
energy to keep our habitats lit, warm and efficient. Is there a better
way? Energy experts participate in a moderated discussion presented live
on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: Cathy Foley, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, David Keith, Jatin Nathwani, and Terri Meyer Boake


Wednesday Jun 08, 2011

As humans, we have developed technologies to control energy
transformations from agriculture to nuclear weapons. Increasing
technological ability has co-evolved with increasing intensity of energy
use and growing complexity of our civilization. These forces have
shaped our environmental footprint and our very conception of nature.
It's tempting to believe that physical limits constrain our energy
and environmental choices as never before; but Dr. Keith argues
precisely the opposite: our growing technological leverage makes access


Wednesday Jun 08, 2011

Today we rely on just-in-time delivery of electricity that is sometimes
vulnerable to natural disasters and failure at peak demand. This plenary
session examines the reliability, resiliency and security of emerging
technologies in an increasingly electrified energy system. Speakers
include: Bill Rosehart, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Ted Sargent, and Walt


Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Trains, planes and automobiles — what are we doing to find new resources
and modes of transportation? And will it lead us to rethink how we
live? Energy experts participate in a moderated discussion presented
live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: David Keith, Greg Naterer, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Aaron Leopold, and Jeff Casello


Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Human societies use complexity – within their institutions and
technologies – to address their various problems, and they need
high-quality energy to create and sustain this complexity. But now
greater complexity is producing diminishing returns in wellbeing, while
the energetic cost of key sources of energy is rising fast.
Simultaneously, humankind’s problems are becoming vastly harder, which
requires societies to deliver yet more complexity and thus consume yet
more energy. Resolving this paradox is the central challenge of the 21st


Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

This plenary session examines ways to manage energy demand and advance
technological ideas that may improve efficiency at every stage of the
energy system. Speakers include: Linda Nazar, Jillian Buriak, Alán
Aspuru-Guzik, and Cathy Foley


Monday Jun 06, 2011

What happens when we run out of cheap energy and what lessons are we
learning along the way? Energy experts participate in a moderated
discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Speakers include: Vaclav Smil, Zoë Caron, Marlo Raynolds, Robin Batterham, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik


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