Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is an independent research centre in foundational theoretical physics located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1999. The Institute's founding and major benefactor is Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Lazaridis.

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  • A New View on Gravity and the Dark Side of the Universe: Erik Verlinde Public Lecture
    In his October 4 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, Dr. Erik Verlinde (University of Amsterdam) will explore the core ideas behind this research, and examine the implications of this fast-emerging revolution in our understanding of the universe. Watch the live webcast here: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/a-new-view-on-gravity-and-the-dark-side-of-the-cosmos-erik-verlinde-public-lecture/
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  • Perimeter Institute Public Lectures - 2017/18 Season Trailer
    Leading researchers from around the globe will explore physics concepts spanning quantum to cosmos during the upcoming season of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture Series, beginning Oct. 4, 2017. More info: http://ow.ly/jrBW304fJwz Join the conversation! Tweet questions for scientists before and during public lectures using the hashtag #piLIVE.
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  • Eclipses Through History (1571-2016)
    Eclipses have fascinated people through human history. Our ability to observe and study these celestial phenomena has improved apace with the advance of astronomy. The 2017 solar eclipse will be the most-observed of all time, adding rich new imagery and insight. Learn more: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/14-things-you-might-not-know-about-solar-eclipses
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  • SPILL -- Full Performance at Perimeter Institute
    Percussionist Ryan Scott performs Spill, a sound sculpture created by Erik Griswold, at Perimeter Institute on May 11, 2017. Watch an interview with Scott and read about the piece: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/spill-a-kinetic-sound-sculpture-at-perimeter-institute/
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  • Innovation150 Expo - Hamilton, Ontario
    In May 2017, 11 of Canada's largest science organization converged on Cathedral High School in Hamilton, ON to offer the grand prize Innovation150 Expo. The pop-up experience brought together leading scientists, cutting-edge technologies, and opportunities to celebrate Canadian ideas and ingenuity. En mai 2017, 11 des plus grands organismes scientifiques du Canada ont convergé vers l’école secon...
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  • Julie Payette on supporting women in physics
    During a 2011 panel discussion at Perimeter Institute, astronaut Julie Payette -- who will become Canada's next Governor General -- discusses how progress can be made in remedying the historical under-representation of women in physics. Watch Payette's full public lecture: https://youtu.be/vb3eeJLZirE Learn about Perimeter Institute's programs to support women in physics: https://www.perimeteri...
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  • Julie Payette Public Lecture at Perimeter Institute
    Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, who was named in July 2017 as Canada's next Governor General, explained the science of her space missions during a public lecture at Perimeter Institute in 2011. Watch more Perimeter Public Lectures: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/video/public-lectures/
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  • People of PI: Teen whiz Maya Burhanpurkar
    When most teens take a gap year, they pack a swimsuit and head to the airport. Maya Burhanpurkar worked on robotics at the University of Toronto, then came to Perimeter Institute to work on a cosmology project. She's just one of the People of Perimeter.
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  • Innovation Nation: Governor General David Johnston at Perimeter
    During a visit to Perimeter Institute, Governor General David Johnston discussed Canadian innovation and the importance of fundamental research. Check out the Governor General's recent book on the subject: http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/546037/ingenious#9780771050916
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  • How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable
    In her public lecture at Perimeter on April 5, 2017, Dr. Eugenia Cheng demonstrated the many ways in which we encounter complex math in our daily lives. Watch more Perimeter public lectures: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/video/public-lectures/
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  • Going Big: Amber Straughn on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    During her 2017 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, NASA scientist Amber Straughn provided a behind-the-scenes look at the James Webb Space Telescope, the powerful successor to Hubble, set to launch in 2018. Watch the whole lecture: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/new-era-astronomy-amber-straughn-public-lecture/
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  • Extreme Precision: Amber Straughn on the James Webb Space Telescope
    During her 2017 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, NASA scientist Amber Straughn provided a behind-the-scenes look at the James Webb Space Telescope, the powerful successor to Hubble, set to launch in 2018. Watch the whole lecture: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/new-era-astronomy-amber-straughn-public-lecture/
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  • Inspiring Future Women in Science 2017 - Panel Discussion
    A panel of successful women from across science and industry shared insights and advice to high-school students during Perimeter Institute's Inspiring Future Women in Science day. Panelists: Maya Burhanpurkar Research Assistant, Perimeter Institute Maria Franke Curator of Mammals, Toronto Zoo Kelly Foyle Outreach Scientist, Perimeter Institute Dawn Tattle President, Anchor Shoring & Caisson...
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  • The Truth is in the Stars: A Panel on Science & Creativity
    Does our society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity's future? That is the central question in The Truth is in the Stars, a feature documentary in which the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, examines Star Trek's influence on popular culture, human innovation, discovery, and creativity. On June 14, 2017, Perimeter Institute hosted a special s...
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  • The Truth is in the Stars: A Panel on Science and Creativity
    On June 14, Perimeter Institute will host a live webcast panel discussion, featuring Perimeter Institute’s Neil Turok and Avery Broderick, rocket scientist Natalie Panek, and "The Truth is in the Stars" director Craig Thompson. The panel will discuss the influence of Star Trek on science, the role of creativity in research, and the challenges communicating science in accessible ways.
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  • The Truth is in the Stars: Panel Discussion Trailer
    On June 14, Perimeter Institute will host a special screening of this film for an in-house audience. A panel discussion featuring Perimeter’s Turok and Avery Broderick, and The Truth is in the Stars director Craig Thompson will follow the screening and be webcast live at https://insidetheperimeter.ca/the-truth-is-in-the-stars-a-panel-on-science-and-creativity/. This panel will discuss the influen...
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  • About Time: Metronomes at Perimeter
    During the 2016 Time in Cosmology conference at Perimeter Institute, researchers gathered for a performance of Poeme Symphonique, a 1962 composition by György Ligeti for 100 metronomes. Speakers in the video are scientists participating in the conference, including Neil Turok, Lee Smolin, Marina Cortes, Sean Carroll, Fay Dowker, Carlo Rovelli and others. Footage and interview clips courtesy of Qu...
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  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
    In her public lecture at Perimeter on May 3, 2017, Dr. Janna Levin discussed the profound discovery of gravitational waves made by LIGO in 2015, and their ongoing importance to the study of physics. Watch more Perimeter public lectures: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/video/public-lectures/
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  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space: Janna Levin Webcast Trailer
    During her live public lecture webcast at Perimeter Institute on May 3, 2017, Janna Levin of Columbia University will explain LIGO's “discovery of the century” and what it means for the future of science. Watch live here: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/black-hole-blues-and-other-songs-from-outer-space-janna-levin-public-lecture/
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  • The universe from a hologram?
    Perimeter Institute researchers Niayesh Afshordi and Elizabeth Gould explain their proposal, published in 2017 in Physical Review Letters, that the universe may have been two-dimensional at the time of the big bang. Read more: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/is-the-universe-a-hologram/
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  • Science in a "post truth" world: James Weatherall interview
    Physicist and philosopher James Weatherall discusses the value of evidence, "post truth" society, and whether scientists should become public advocates for science. Watch James Weatherall's Perimeter Public Lecture: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/physics-wall-street-james-weatherall-public-lecture/.
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  • Physics, finance, and the 2008 crash: James Weatherall interview
    What do physicists bring to finance? Did we learn lessons from the 2008 crash? Physicist and philosopher James Weatherall explores how math and risk are shaping the global economy. Watch James Weatherall's Perimeter Public Lecture here: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/physics-wall-street-james-weatherall-public-lecture/
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  • How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable
    In her public lecture at Perimeter on April 5, 2017, Dr. Eugenia Cheng demonstrated the many ways in which we encounter complex math in our daily lives. Watch more Perimeter public lectures: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/video/public-lectures/
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  • How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable
    Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Dr. Eugenia Cheng will demonstrate that math can be made fun and intriguing for all. Her interactive talk will feature hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. She will present surprisingly high-level mathemati...
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  • Going Big: Amber Straughn on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    During her 2017 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, NASA scientist Amber Straughn provided a behind-the-scenes look at the James Webb Space Telescope, the powerful successor to Hubble, set to launch in 2018. Watch the whole lecture: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/new-era-astronomy-amber-straughn-public-lecture/

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