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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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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
In 1928, Paul Dirac developed an equation (fittingly called the Dirac equation) that predicted the behaviour of electrons near the…
/Apr 08, 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