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Cosmology

From the mysterious “dark matter” and “dark energy” that appear to dominate the cosmos, to the nature of the big bang singularity, and the “initial conditions” of the universe, cosmologists at Perimeter are involved in a range of theoretical and observational projects to advance our understanding of the universe.

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Science often progresses not in leaps and bounds, but by inching towards the truth. When looking in the obvious places…
/Oct 05, 2017
The 2017/18 season of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture series kicks off October 4 with cosmologist Erik Verlinde explaining why…
/Sep 06, 2017
New experiments are generating more data than we can possibly store. Kendrick Smith is one of a new breed of cosmologists,…
/Aug 30, 2017
Dozens of theorists gathered at a recent conference at Perimeter Institute to probe one of humanity’s oldest questions: how did…
/Aug 01, 2017
Researchers at Perimeter Institute and Princeton University have created simulations that, contrary to conventional wisdom, spinning black holes may have…
/Jul 31, 2017
A decades-old description of the big bang may not hold up to mathematical scrutiny, according to new work co-authored by…
/Jun 15, 2017
The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Live panel discussion webcast:…
/May 18, 2017
The tick-tocking of 100 metronomes provided a fitting musical interlude to a conference examining the nature of time in the…
/May 12, 2017
CHIME, a radio telescope under construction in British Columbia, expects to find hundreds of “fast radio bursts” and generate a…
/May 10, 2017
New research proposes that the universe may have been two-dimensional at the time of the big bang.
/Apr 12, 2017