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Fall/Winter 2016

Science is a participatory endeavour. When people from diverse backgrounds come together in the spirit of open-minded inquiry, great discoveries can be made. Yet it's not always clear where or when those breakthroughs will come.
There is mounting evidence that some of today’s most promising avenues of inquiry in physics lie not within specialties, but between them. This issue of Inside the Perimeter introduces some of those intersections, and explores the potential rewards that can come from understanding the places between.

Inside the Perimeter cover, Fall/Winter 2016
From this issue
The inaugural PSI Winter School was meant to provide a glimpse of research life. Now it has produced a bonus:…
/Nov 09, 2016
When artist Jayne Reich accompanied her physicist husband to Perimeter Institute in the summer of 2016, she decided to embark…
/Dec 20, 2016
Yakir Aharonov is a giant of quantum theory, a Socratic figure known for pinning the entire field down under one…
/Nov 29, 2016
How physics is breaking down communication barriers between specialties, and hoping to make big discoveries along the way.
/Sep 01, 2016
Quantum science could not only gain from machine learning techniques, it could be reshaped by them, writes Perimeter Associate Faculty…
/Nov 29, 2016
A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it –…
/Aug 16, 2016
Scientists, philosophers, and deep thinkers from across disciplines assembled for an unconventional gathering at Perimeter.
/Nov 29, 2016
How two Perimeter researchers cracked open a door to quantum computation that has been considered closed for 10 years.
/Sep 07, 2016
The inaugural PSI Winter School was meant to provide a glimpse of research life. Now it has produced a bonus:…
/Nov 04, 2016
Life lessons merge with science and fun at International Summer School for Young Physicists.
/Aug 22, 2016
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