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Particle Physics

Particle physics identifies nature’s constituents and interactions at the most fundamental level. Perimeter researchers compare theoretical ideas with experimental observations, then use this information to constrain the theoretical possibilities to advance scientific discovery.

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The discovery of the Higgs boson — one of the most monumental achievements in modern physics — required the 27-kilometre,…
/Jan 26, 2017
Enormous accelerators have led to many important discoveries, but the next wave of breakthroughs could come from table-top experiments, writes…
/Dec 14, 2016
Dr. Art McDonald explains how researchers created an ultra-clean lab two kilometres underground in an active nickel mine to study…
/Apr 14, 2016
Despite making up the vast majority of stuff in our universe, dark matter remains invisible. But perhaps it’s not inaudible.
/Mar 29, 2016
Perimeter takes a look back at an illuminating year of science. 
/Mar 29, 2016
In his April 13 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, Nobel Laureate Art McDonald will explain how researchers created an ultra-clean…
/Mar 23, 2016
Perimeter Institute Faculty member Asimina Arvanitaki explains how black holes can be though of as nature’s particle accelerators, and how…
/Feb 26, 2016
Could black holes be the universe’s own accelerator experiments, churning out signals that may unveil exotic new particles – perhaps…
/Nov 27, 2015
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Maxim Pospelov has proposed a new method of hunting for dark matter using atomic clocks.
/Nov 26, 2015
A hundred years ago in Berlin, Albert Einstein finally homed in on the definitive version of general relativity, his spectacular…
/Nov 02, 2015