The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program

Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics.

The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program at Perimeter Institute honours her legacy by supporting and encouraging early- and mid-career women physicists.

The visiting fellowships, which are held for periods of up to one year, bring talented researchers to Perimeter at a critical stage of their careers. Fellows enjoy uninterrupted research time immersed in Perimeter’s collaborative environment. The flexibility of the program may include support for housing, teaching buy-outs, and childcare – which allows researchers to shape their visits in ways that enrich and accelerate their scientific careers.

“The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program made it possible to move our family halfway across the globe for a year, which is no mean feat,” says Sumati Surya, a 2016-17 Emmy Noether Fellow and associate professor at India’s Raman Research Institute. “This experience has injected great energy and inspiration for my research, which is invaluable.”

Physicists who are currently in faculty positions at universities or equivalent at a research centre and working particularly in the fields represented at Perimeter: quantum information, quantum gravity, quantum fields and strings, cosmology, quantum foundations, particle physics, condensed matter, strong gravity, and mathematical physics are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is January 15, 2019, however, applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Please submit your application through Perimeter Institute's online application form.

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact Mayura Stratopoulos, Manager, Office of the Faculty Chair. (Please note: this email address is being protected from spam bots; you need Javascript enabled to view it.)

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture[at]perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.

Find out more about Perimeter’s efforts to support diversity in physics.