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Spring/Summer 2017

For more than 150 years, Canada has been a land of inquiry, innovation, and opportunity. That is just the beginning. Explore the ideas and the science that have shaped -- and are shaping -- Canada as it turns 150.

From this issue
Canada’s Governor General explores how Canadian innovation has shaped the world – and how we’re just getting started.
/Jun 28, 2017
As a cosmologist, I’m often asked whether studying the universe is at all relevant to our everyday lives and concerns.…
/May 23, 2017
SNOLAB has developed pioneering experiments at the frontier of particle physics and astrophysics. Nobel Laureate Arthur B. McDonald explains how…
/May 23, 2017
Move over, Schrödinger’s cat. Perimeter Associate Faculty member Roger Melko has a new, and entirely Canadian, way to explore quantum…
/May 23, 2017
By blocking one half of an entangled photon pair, team shows how to block “noise” in quantum light experiments.
/Feb 17, 2017
Kids growing up in remote Canada are full of curiosity. It just needs an opportunity to flourish, writes Perimeter research…
/May 23, 2017
Researchers cut a vexing problem into manageable shapes, and come up with a solution that could apply to all string…
/Apr 19, 2017
Curiosity, ambition, and a willingness to embrace uncertainty are rewarded in STEM careers, speakers tell teens at Inspiring Future Women…
/Mar 24, 2017
Any scientist can tell you that truth is a tricky proposition. Evidence is much more straightforward – or is it?
/May 23, 2017
CHIME, a radio telescope under construction in British Columbia, expects to find hundreds of “fast radio bursts” and generate a…
/May 10, 2017
What causes the seasons to change? And why are the seasons the opposite for my friend in Australia?
/May 23, 2017
The Power of Ideas tour is winding its way across Canada to inspire the next generation of hackers, makers, doers,…
/Mar 30, 2017
Try your hand at making this specialty dish from Perimeter’s Black Hole Bistro.
/May 23, 2017
Recent Issues
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?
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.