Spring/Summer 2018

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 writes 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.

From this issue
Cosmologist Neil Turok reflects on the life, work, and unquenchable curiosity of his friend and colleague, Stephen Hawking.
/Jun 01, 2018
Stephen Hawking was a global science superstar. For physicists at Perimeter Institute, he was also a colleague, mentor, and friend.
/Jun 01, 2018
Is a category mistake at the root of our troubles with quantum theory? Perimeter Faculty member Robert Spekkens explores the…
/Jun 01, 2018
Perimeter researchers are pulling from physics and mathematics to connect two ways of understanding nature, writes Dan Falk.
/Jun 01, 2018
By getting out early and grappling with the challenges that entails, quantum entrepreneurs are bridging the divide between theory and…
/May 15, 2018
Why do we have rainbows and not rainsquares? And what does it look like once you’re inside a rainbow? Let’s…
/Jun 01, 2018
After obtaining the first PhD in mathematics ever granted by the University of Ghana, Prince Osei is tackling complex problems…
/Mar 07, 2018
Rather than battle it out to obsolescence, new research shows how quantum and classical systems can evolve together.
/Feb 26, 2018
“Inspiring Future Women in Science” event delivers bold dreams and reality-checks for science-loving teens: the world is full of possibilities,…
/Mar 08, 2018
Recent Issues
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.
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