Participants at EinsteinPlus

EinsteinPlus

EinsteinPlus is a one-week intensive workshop for Canadian and international high school teachers that focuses on modern physics, including quantum physics, special relativity, and cosmology.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perimeter Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel the on-site EinsteinPlus experience scheduled for July 2021. We will instead offer an Online Teachers' Camp. If you are interested in joining us for EinsteinPlus next year, you can sign up to be notified when applications open!

EinsteinPlus also provides unique opportunities to learn some of the latest developments in physics from expert researchers at the forefront of their fields, enjoy lab tours and take part in social events with like-minded teachers from around the globe. Sessions include:

  • Innovative teaching strategies suitable for all areas of physics
  • Quantum physics: Wave-particle duality and the electron double-slit experiment
  • GPS and relativity
  • Dark matter as an application of uniform circular motion
  • Measuring Planck's constant using a simple electronic circuit

Note: EinsteinPlus is only offered in English 

 

What costs are associated with attending EinsteinPlus?

Program Costs:

The program fee is $300 (CDN) payable upon acceptance into the program.  The fee is a small portion of the full program cost and supports activities, accommodations, and meals.

Travel Costs:

CANADIAN teachers accepted will have their round trip air fare, train, bus or mileage paid for by Perimeter Institute*.  Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will also be provided by Perimeter Institute.

INTERNATIONAL teachers accepted from countries other than Canada must fund their own return airfare from their home country to Toronto Pearson International Airport and purchase appropriate travel/health insurance.  Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will be provided by Perimeter Institute.

*Some restrictions may apply.