Slice of PI

Perimeter offers a "Slice of PI". 

Wednesday May 11, 2016

It's not uncommon for scientists to describe their closest collaborators as being like family, and for some it is not an exaggeration. 

Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Technology has put our global environment in crisis. Could it also provide the solution?

Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

Canadian singing scientist Tim Blais puts the groove into gravitational waves with his latest effort for A Capella Science.  

Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Your handy guide to gravitational waves, and their ripple effects to our understanding of the cosmos

Tuesday Jan 19, 2016

Sometimes the best kind of scientific collaborator is a silent partner who lends a hand (or a paw) simply by keeping things uncomplicated. 

Friday Nov 20, 2015

Edwin Hubble was a man of great talent, exceptional dedication, and excellent timing who reshaped our view of the universe. To commemorate Hubble's birthday, the latest Slice of PI looks at the incredible life and legacy of a man who helped humanity see farther. 

Monday Oct 19, 2015

Chalkboards are everywhere at Perimeter Institute, but one took on a new dimension at the hands of Perimeter's inaugural Coalescence Artist-in-Residence, Alexa Meade. 

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

You don't need a huge particle collider to do super-cool physics.

Sunday Aug 16, 2015
Cosmology isn’t the only way stars get into physics.
Artificial Intelligence

Thursday Jul 02, 2015

To commemorate some big anniversaries in science and sci-fi, Perimeter Institute researchers, students, and staff reflect on fantastical figments that science has made real. 

Alioscia at work

Tuesday Jun 16, 2015
When streams of thought converge, truth is found in the swirling eddies of opposing ideas. 

Thursday May 14, 2015

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the theory that re-wrote the rule book of physics, Perimeter presents an overview of general relativity, alphabetized for your convenience.

Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Whether you’re a gravitational guru or an armchair astronomer, you’ll gravitate toward these lesser-known facts about black holes.  

Pi Battle

Friday Mar 13, 2015

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, especially when it’s about something as beautiful as the infinite decimal places of pi.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

They discovered pulsars, found the first evidence of dark matter, pioneered mathematics, radioactivity, nuclear fission, elasticity, and computer programming, and have even stopped light. 

Thursday Jan 08, 2015

In celebration of the International Year of Light, Perimeter Institute presents 20 fascinating factoids about photons.

Monday Dec 08, 2014

For Perimeter postdoc David “Doddy” Marsh, skateboarding and theoretical physics are two halves of his whole – sometimes complementary, sometimes in opposition, both essential.

Sunday Nov 09, 2014

To commemorate what would have been Carl Sagan's 80th birthday, Perimeter Institute celebrates one of science's greatest advocates.

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

A great teacher can change the world.


Monday Sep 22, 2014

How a curious 19th century mind shaped our world. 

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

We present a unique look at the most famous thought experiment in quantum physics, in which an unfortunate (and, rest assured, purely hypothetical) cat sacrifices its life, yet also doesn’t, for the sake of science.

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Even the most brilliant minds need to unwind.

Friday Jun 20, 2014

As Carl Sagan once wrote: “It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.”

Sunday May 11, 2014

Apart from being a brilliant scientist, Richard Feynman was known for being amazingly quotable.

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

Just don’t blink!