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Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Pedro Vieira has been awarded the prestigious Gribov Medal by the European Physical Society.

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Researchers have used a never-before-observed phenomenon called quantum distillation to turn an ultra-cold Bose-Einstein condensate into something even colder – and potentially more useful.

Monday Mar 23, 2015

Correlation does not imply causation – unless it’s quantum. That’s the message of surprising new work from Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

Efforts to reduce environmental impact put Perimeter Institute in elite company.

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

New research at Perimeter shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl.

Friday Mar 06, 2015

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Perimeter’s “Inspiring Future Women in Science” conference gave more than 200 high school girls a glimpse into the lives of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Monday Feb 23, 2015

Perimeter Faculty member Pedro Vieira has earned a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship for his explorations into the foundations of quantum field theory.

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Perimeter researchers Yidun Wan and Ling-Yan Hung have taken an important step toward using topologically open surfaces like cylinders for quantum computation.

Example of a dynamical crystal

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Latham Boyle wanted to enhance a proposed gravitational wave detector. Instead, he and Kendrick Smith may have stumbled upon a new type of crystal.

Luke Santi Award presentation

Friday Feb 06, 2015

Miles Cranmer, a first-year physics student at McGill University, has earned Perimeter’s 2014 Luke Santi Memorial Award in recognition of his achievements in the classroom, in the lab, and in his community.

Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

New research has overturned a widely publicized claim about the beginnings of the universe.

Michal P. Heller

Thursday Jan 08, 2015

Perimeter researcher Michal P. Heller has created a shortcut to understand primordial matter in its most extreme state.

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

Perimeter Faculty member Lee Smolin and his collaborator, Marina Cortês, were awarded the inaugural Buchalter Cosmology Prize at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington.

Kevin Pope demonstrates a learning activity from Perimeter's new teaching resource.

Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

The latest teaching kit from Perimeter helps turn household items into tools that explain the universe.

Eduardo Martin-Martinez

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

Visiting Fellow Eduardo Martin-Martinez has been recognized for the potential of his research into relativistic quantum information.

Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Perimeter Faculty members Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster have won a New Horizons in Physics Prize. The $100,000 award recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers and is awarded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, which evolved as an expansion of the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation.

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Perimeter Institute announces its Tensor Networks Initiative, aimed at supporting a new research approach with utility across a number of areas.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Time flies straight ahead like an arrow, never backtracking, and a Perimeter postdoc has co-authored a Physical Review Letters paper that offers an explanation as to why.

Friday Oct 17, 2014

New research from Perimeter shows that two of the strangest features of quantum mechanics – entanglement and negative energy – might be two faces of one coin.

planck dust

Friday Sep 26, 2014

New measurements of galactic dust cast doubt on the claimed detection of gravitational waves from this past March.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher Ferrie.

Raffi Budakian

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Raffi Budakian, a new Perimeter Associate Faculty member, bridges theory and experiment with cutting-edge approaches to glimpsing the world of the very small. 

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada.

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, ISSYP! Perimeter’s theoretical physics summer camp for high school students turned 10 this year.

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers in the cover story of the latest Scientific American.