Now reading: Conversations at the Perimeter launching via podcast channels and YouTube

Take a self-guided tour from quantum to cosmos!

Conversations at the Perimeter launching via podcast channels and YouTube

Each episode, a new researcher will join the co-hosts for a wide-ranging conversation about the process, challenges, and rewards of a life in science.

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Get to know some of the brilliant minds trying to solve nature’s deepest mysteries.

Starting in April 2022, Conversations at the Perimeter will introduce you to researchers working at the forefront of science, tackling challenges from dark matter and black holes to quantum computing and particle physics. 

POdcast with Lauren Hayward, Colin Hunter, Meenu Kumari
Co-hosts Lauren Hayward (left) and Colin Hunter chat with Meenu Kumari, a Perimeter postdoctoral fellow specializing in quantum chaos.

The series is co-hosted by quantum physicist and lecturer Lauren Hayward and journalist-turned-science communicator Colin Hunter. In each episode, they chat with a guest scientist about their research, their motivations, the challenges they encounter, and the drive that keeps them searching for answers. 

Conversations at the Perimeter is the next evolution in Perimeter Institute’s long-running public lecture series, which changed in 2020 (like so much else) when in-person lectures became impossible. The new format allows Perimeter to showcase brilliant scientists and their ideas in a way that is interactive, lively, and safe. 

As always, the talks will be freely available on Perimeter’s YouTube channel – and, for the first time, they’ll be available via podcast, on all the major podcast channels. 

The first season will consist of 10 episodes, released every Thursday beginning on April 14 (World Quantum Day). Season one guests include loop quantum gravity founder Carlo Rovelli, theoretical cosmologist (and social media star) Katie Mack, quantum information scientist Raymond Laflamme, and more!

Listen to the trailer now! And ensure you never miss an episode by subscribing on your preferred podcast platform or on YouTube.

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