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How great scientists got hooked on science

Sometimes it only takes one moment – a chance encounter, or a stroke of luck – to spark a lifelong passion for science.


Rajiv asks: It’s weird, that floaty feeling you get at the top of a roller coaster. You feel it in other places too – going over bumps in the road, or being in an elevator that suddenly starts heading down. Sometimes it seems like one little bump is enough to turn off something as big as gravity.

/Sep 17, 2016

LIGO’s historic detection of gravitational waves produced a flood of questions from curious youngsters. Good thing the Inside the Perimeter team is on the case.

/Oct 17, 2016

With creative thinking and last-minute hard work, Perimeter transformed its new summer undergraduate research program into a fully online experience.

/Sep 28, 2020
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