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Fall/Winter 2011

On the weekend of September 16-18, 2011, Perimeter Institute doubled the size of its facility with the grand opening of the Stephen Hawking Centre (SHC).

“From this building, we will inform, educate, and excite millions of people about the power of physics. We will train the future leaders of our field here. And we will do ambitious research into the deepest questions in physics, combining intellectual daring with uncompromising rigour. We look to change the world.” —Neil Turok

Recent Issues
In this issue of Inside the Perimeter Magazine: - Dive into the quandary at the heart of quantum physics, and discover some recent advances in the field - Dig into some of the challenges facing women and other minorities in physics, and avenues to correct the imbalance - Enjoy updates from Perimeter's Outreach efforts - And discover the answer to another PI Kids question: how are elements made?
To say Stephen Hawking was a legend is to undersell his impact on cosmology and physics in both academia and the public consciousness. Yet, as Perimeter Director and Hawking's collaborator Neil Turok write in this issue: "Despite Stephen's stature, he never became stuck in his ideas. He was open to questioning everything." It is that spirit that powers Perimeter Institute, and which we showcase in this special issue dedicated to the late, great Stephen Hawking.
This issue of Inside the Perimeter Magazine explores the value and the impact of cross-pollinating ideas. Stories explore the role of science in democracy; the search for dark matter; advances in quantum science; the challenges still facing women in science, and much more.