Perimeter building with cosmic background

Public lectures

Perimeter Institute brings great thinkers from around the world to Canada to share their ideas on a wide variety cutting-edge subjects. Each event is tailored for the general public and everyone is welcome to attend. No mathematical or physics knowledge is necessary or assumed, but curiosity is required. 


Upcoming public lectures

The Perimeter Public Lecture Series was created for the purpose of sharing the power and wonder of science with the world. The series has included talks from Nobel Laureates, Fields Medal recipients, and some of the world’s most renowned scientists, including Stephen Hawking, Leonard Susskind, Ed Witten, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Jill Tarter, Roger Penrose, Sara Seager, and many more. To receive advance notice of upcoming lectures, sign up to receive public events email

This public lecture season, enjoy the live webcast of Perimeter Institute Public Lectures from the comfort of your own home. Join us at 7 pm ET on the night of the lecture at

For most lectures, the recording will be online on our YouTube channel within 24 hours after the live event has ended. Watch previous lectures here.

The next public lecture is on May 12, 2021 at 7 pm ET.

Get viewing details for upcoming lectures below, as well as on-demand videos of recent talks.