Perimeter Institute organizes a lively program of seminars, regularly exposing researchers and students to current ideas in the wider theoretical physics community. In addition, many of the colloquium talks provide content outside of, but related to, core disciplines. Scientists at surrounding universities and institutions are welcome to attend.
All of our seminars are held online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Explore details and listings below for offerings arranged by study area. Many of the colloquium talks provide content outside of, but related to, core disciplines at Perimeter. Scientists at surrounding universities and institutions are welcome to attend.
Chair: Wolfgang Wieland
The International Loop Quantum Gravity Seminar series is held via teleconference among the main international research groups in loop quantum gravity. Slides are distributed in advance of the discussion and audio is posted after the seminar on the ILQG website.
Talks occur on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Chair: Roger Melko
The adoption of machine learning (ML) into theoretical physics comes on the heels of an explosion of industry progress that started in 2012. Since that time, computer scientists have demonstrated that learning algorithms - those designed to respond and adapt to new data - provide an exceptionally powerful platform for tackling many difficult tasks in image recognition, natural language comprehension, game play and more. This new breed of ML algorithm has now conquered benchmarks previously thought to be decades away due to their high mathematical complexity. In the last several years, researchers at Perimeter have begun to examine machine learning algorithms for application to a new set of problems, including condensed matter, quantum information, numerical relativity, quantum gravity and astrophysics.
Chair: Beni Yoshida
This series consists of weekly discussion sessions on Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information. The sessions start with an informal exposition of an interesting topic, research result or important question in the field. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate with questions and comments.
Talks occur on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.
Chair: Tim Hsieh
These seminars span a broad cross-section of cutting-edge quantum matter research, ranging from highly interacting gapless phases of matter to quantum dynamics. The speakers are all either established or rising leaders in their respective fields.
Talks occur on Mondays at 12:30 pm.