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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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