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Training the next generation

We teach and mentor the next generation of physics pioneers.

Perimeter Institute's research training programs take students and turn them into scientists. We teach them knowledge and technical skill — but we also teach them to collaborate across disciplines, tackle old problems from new angles, and aim for breakthroughs.

Our master's-level program, Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), attracts the best and brightest new university graduates from around the world and offers each a full scholarship, including living expenses. We want the best, not just the best who can afford to come. Many of our PSI students stay to work with Perimeter faculty members to do their first deep research in our PhD program.

PhDs in hand, young researchers flock to Perimeter's postdoctoral program, the largest in the world. Already highly trained, but not yet entrenched in their viewpoints, our postdocs bring fresh ideas and a sense of possibility to the most stubborn and important problems in the field. They do great things here, and they go on to more.

These brilliant young people, students, and postdocs, are the vibrant heart of the Perimeter community — and when they leave Perimeter, they spread our pioneering spirit across Canada and around the world.

Your support of them is a smart investment in the future of science.

We invite you to join us.

Donor Thank You Program

Supporters at giving levels of $250 and above are part of our Donor Thank you Program, which includes advance tickets to public events.

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Perimeter Institute (charitable registration number 88981 4323 RR0001) is the world's largest independent research hub devoted to theoretical physics, created to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Perimeter is a not-for-profit, charitable organization devoted to fundamental research, training, and educational outreach.


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