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Explore Secrets of the Universe, a new giant-screen documentary produced in association with Perimeter!

Fall/Winter 2013

In physics, the recent discoveries point to a need to reexamine our most basic assumptions. What better place in the world than Perimeter to work on new and more powerful principles?

From its inception, Perimeter has emphasized foundational ideas. Its welcoming, youthful, open community, supporting collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas, has made it a haven for theorists worldwide who want to focus on the fundamentals. The way forward is clear. Question everything. Acknowledge the shortcomings of current approaches. Think from the ground up. Opportunities don’t get any better than this.

Recent Issues
At Perimeter, we like to say we run mostly on chalk and caffeine, but it's time to acknowledge a third fuel: silicon. Computational physics is becoming increasingly important at Perimeter and across the field. This issue of Inside the Perimeter explores the rich interconnection of physics and computing. Also in this issue: - Success at the Breakthrough Prize - In discussion with Sir Martin Rees - A former physics summer student gets back on the bus for ISSYP - The fascinating history of digital computing ... and much more
After decades of speculation, theory, and indirect observation, we finally have visual proof: black holes exist. The first image of a black hole, released by the Event Horizon Telescope, or EHT, is truly astonishing. Ten years in the making, it is the highest resolution image in the history of science. The image is a triumph, but it is not an end. As we explore in this special issue, this is just the beginning. Also in this issue: - Robert Myers becomes Perimeter's new Director - In conversation with Roger Penrose - A young woman researcher explores the impact of Emmy Noether - A quantum history of the light bulb ... and much more.
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?