The Current Visits Perimeter Institute

CBC Radio One's flagship current affairs program spoke with PI Board Chair Mike Lazaridis, PI Director Neil Turok, and members of PI's faculty about innovation and the importance of theoretical physics.

The Current is the flagship current affairs program on CBC Radio One, airing weekday mornings across Canada. The broadcasts, which are anchored by highly-esteemed reporter Anna Maria Tremonti and guest hosts, reach approximately one million listeners each day.

Guest host Arlene Dickinson recently traveled to Perimeter Institute for a discussion with Mike Lazaridis, PI Board Chair, and Neil Turok, the Institute’s Director, on the topic of innovation, the importance of theoretical physics, and more. The broadcast, available online, also includes comments from Raymond Laflamme, PI Associate Faculty member and Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and Latham Boyle, PI Faculty member.

Arlene Dickinson is an award-winning, 20-year veteran in marketing communications. She is president and CEO of Venture Communications Ltd, one of Canada’s largest independent marketing firms, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. Ms. Dickinson is widely known for her business expertise and investment savvy on the successful CBC Television series, The Dragon’s Den.

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach.

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