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Emmy Noether Initiatives

Curiosity doesn't have a gender. Perimeter Institute aims to effect real change in the under-representation of women in theoretical physics through a series of special initiatives named after pioneering German mathematician Emmy Noether.

The Emmy Noether Initiatives at Perimeter Institute include: 

  • Inspiring Future Women in Science Events: Featuring leading women physicists, engineers, mathematicians, media personalities, and more, these annual events for high school students are an important first step in supporting and encouraging women in the sciences.
  • International Summer School for Young Physicists: This annual two-week program brings together 40 Canadian and international high school students for an exciting and challenging look at life and work in a world-leading physics institute. Perimeter ensures that half of the attendees each year are young women.
  • Perimeter Scholars International:  An intensive, one-year master’s degree program, PSI stresses problem solving and teamwork, rather than rote learning and grading. Women make up around one-third of PSI students, and graduate with powerful, widely applicable skills.
  • PhD Students  and Postdoctoral Fellows: Perimeter PhD students interact with research leaders from around the world, laying the foundation for a future career in physics. Our postdoctoral program provides unique mentoring for intellectually adventurous young theorists, who go on to flourish as independent researchers.
  • Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships: Timed to support women at a critical stage of their career, six annual fellowships enable visiting scientists to spend up to a year in Perimeter’s thriving, multidisciplinary community. Fellows collaborate, network, and pursue their work in a unique, ambitious, and family-friendly environment.
  • Faculty Positions and Research Chairs: Unlike traditional university positions, Perimeter faculty members have no mandatory teaching duties and few administrative burdens. Research Chairs are provided additional supports for their cutting-edge research, enabling them to pursue breakthrough science.
The Emmy Noether Initiatives are backed by a group of funders and champions of women in science called the Emmy Noether Circle. Strategic expertise to help drive and promote this mission is provided by members of the Emmy Noether Council.
This combined effort helps ensure that Perimeter remains a community of extraordinary minds with the freedom to tackle the deepest questions in science. These initiatives help create fertile ground for all future leaders of science.
To learn more about how you can support Perimeter's Emmy Noether Initiatives, 
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Curiosity doesn't have a gender.