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 

Engagement de l’Institut Périmètre

L’Institut Périmètre s’est engagé à favoriser la diversité au sein de sa communauté. Il accueille volontiers les candidatures de personnes racisées, de femmes, d’Autochtones d’Amérique du Nord, de personnes handicapées, de personnes LGBTQ2 et d’autres personnes susceptibles de contribuer à une plus grande diversification des idées. L’Institut Périmètre offre pendant tout le processus de candidature un soutien aux candidats handicapés. Nous cherchons à comprendre l’impact de leur handicap, afin de les accommoder de manière appropriée tout au long du processus de candidature et d’entrevue. Prière d’écrire à [email protected] pour obtenir de l’aide.



"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