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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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Former Perimeter grad student Cohl Furey suspects eight-dimensional numbers called “octonions” could unlock secrets of the universe, and she’s not…
/Jul 20, 2018
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, and other telescopes around the world have pinpointed a source of high-energy…
/Jul 12, 2018
A new article in Quanta explores how physicists are using ultra-sensitive atomic clocks to seek hidden phenomena in physics, including…
/Apr 17, 2018
Pauline Gagnon’s Nov. 8 talk at Perimeter Institute will explore how discoveries at the cutting edge of fundamental physics may…
/Oct 16, 2017
Science often progresses not in leaps and bounds, but by inching towards the truth. When looking in the obvious places…
/Oct 05, 2017
The worlds of theory and experiment collided at Perimeter Institute during a recent conference designed to spark breakthroughs in physics…
/Sep 28, 2017
New research from Perimeter suggests using black holes and gravitational waves to solve the mystery of dark matter.
/Mar 29, 2017
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