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Black Holes as Gravitational Atoms — Asimina Arvanitaki

Perimeter Institute Faculty member Asimina Arvanitaki explains how black holes can be though of as nature’s particle accelerators, and how we may be able to discover new particles — perhaps even dark matter — through detection of the gravitational waves black holes create.


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Perimeter researchers looking deep into simulations of quantum computers have found something startling: new physics. Specifically, they found a new kind of phase transition, and a new tool for exploring dynamical phases of matter.

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In this special webcast on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm ET, physicist Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez will share and discuss excerpts from Secrets of the Universe, an IMAX documentary co-produced by Perimeter.

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