Careers at Perimeter Institute

Hawking at Perimeter


“Perimeter is a grand experiment in theoretical physics. I am hoping, and expecting, great things will happen here.”

Stephen Hawking, Perimeter Institute Distinguished Research Chair

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future.

Perimeter also trains the next generation of physicists through innovative programs, and shares the excitement and wonder of science with students, teachers and the general public. Hosting events, public lectures, conferences, concerts and more, there is a seat here for anyone that wants to make an impact on science locally and globally. 

It is a place where bold ideas flourish. It’s a culture that thrives on collaboration and new perspectives, bringing together great minds in a shared endeavour to achieve breakthroughs that will transform our future.

Luis Lehner


“When exploring ambitious ideas Perimeter is the place to do it, given its ability to keep an eye on what's exciting, and act decisively to energise activities in a given area.”

- Luis Lehner, Faculty Member at Perimeter 

Perimeter Institute’s Commitment:

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Perimeter Institute brings together great minds in a shared endeavour to achieve breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Our culture thrives on collaboration and new perspectives.

We recognize that imbalances persist, both in theoretical physics in general and at Perimeter Institute specifically. We are taking concrete actions to increase inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in our community.

You can learn more about Perimeter’s EDI Strategy here.



"We’re here to make breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe - and we can’t afford to leave any great thinkers, or any great ideas, behind."

Robert Myers, Director and BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair