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Fall/Winter 2018

This issue of Inside the Perimeter Magazine:
- Dives into the quandary at the heart of quantum physics, and profiles some recent advances in the field
- Discusses some of the challenges facing women and other minorities in physics, and explores avenues to correct the imbalance
- Brings updates from Perimeter's Outreach efforts
- and answers another PI Kids question: how are elements made?

From this issue
Perimeter’s first Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist, Shohini Ghose, wants to use data and discussion to improve diversity in physics.
/Nov 30, 2018
Visiting researcher Oliver Schlotterer and his host Freddy Cachazo share the benefits of a deep immersion into Perimeter’s research and…
/Dec 03, 2018
How do you put a theory like quantum mechanics to the test? One way is to develop competing theories and…
/Jan 08, 2019
Since her postdoc days at Perimeter, visiting researcher Claudia de Rham has explored gravity from all possible angles.
/Sep 17, 2018
Quantum computing will rely on having a working quantum memory, but how can you verify if that memory really is…
/Aug 10, 2018
What drives us is our unbridled curiosity and appreciation of the extravagant beauty and simplicity inherent in nature.
/Dec 04, 2018
Research reveals a new class of neutron star oscillation frequencies not predicted by general relativity.
/May 31, 2018
S.N. Bose was a Bengali mathematician who taught himself German in order to study physics. He then solved a problem…
/Oct 02, 2018
Pioneering astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell isn’t one to stand back from a challenge, whether it involves analyzing data, tackling sexism,…
/Dec 11, 2018
Just because a theory works, doesn’t mean we understand it, writes Dan Falk.
/Dec 11, 2018
Perimeter researchers have turned holography inside-out to better understand how it’s put together.
/Jan 08, 2019
Has anyone told you that you are made of star stuff? It’s true.
/Dec 11, 2018
Recent Issues
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