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Quantum Foundations

The study of quantum foundations concerns the conceptual and mathematical underpinnings of quantum theory. Research in quantum foundations at Perimeter Institute aims to refine and reformulate quantum theory in ways that express its true nature and structure.

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Theoretical physics is a notoriously difficult subject to explain. So it’s especially impressive that Henry Reich can tackle tricky physics…
/Mar 20, 2017
Watch a three-part documentary about Perimeter Institute that focuses on humankind’s understanding of time, and its relation to the structure…
/Mar 08, 2017
A new book edited by Perimeter researcher Robert Spekkens and Visiting Fellow Giulio Chiribella highlights the information-theoretic approach to quantum…
/Jan 31, 2017
Yakir Aharonov is a giant of quantum theory, a Socratic figure known for pinning the entire field down under one…
/Nov 29, 2016
It has long been considered a non-negotiable law of physics: the speed of light is a constant. But is it…
/Nov 28, 2016
Perimeter Faculty member Laurent Freidel’s new research aims to revisit and revise the very notion of space.
/Nov 23, 2016
Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair recognized for outstanding contributions to quantum foundations. 
/Aug 22, 2016
Theorists from Perimeter and experimentalists from the Institute for Quantum Computing have found a new way to test whether the…
/Aug 16, 2016
Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders. “Brilliant Blunders” concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the…
/Jun 02, 2016
When streams of thought converge, truth is found in the swirling eddies of opposing ideas.
/Jun 16, 2015