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Spring/Summer 2019

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.

Cover image Inside the Perimeter Spring Summer 2019
From this issue
Perimeter Institute’s new Director, Robert Myers, reflects on the three key elements that brought him to Perimeter and that continue…
/Jun 18, 2019
Theoretical astrophysicist Avery Broderick reflects on the 20-year project that went from audacious idea to globe-stopping announcement.
/Jun 19, 2019
Multimessenger astronomy is here. What are researchers doing with it?
/Jun 07, 2019
For a decade, physicists have been asking a tantalizing question: could a mathematical tool lifted from condensed matter physics be…
/Apr 26, 2019
The giants of science are mostly male. But not all of them – and that discovery can prove deeply revelatory,…
/Mar 22, 2019
Perimeter Faculty member Beni Yoshida and colleagues successfully simulated the process of quantum information scrambling inside a black hole.
/Apr 30, 2019
The theory that governs the interactions of quarks and gluons inside atoms has long been an intractable mathematical snarl. Perimeter…
/Feb 08, 2019
For condensed matter theorist Chong Wang, the messy challenges of complex quantum systems can reveal an irresistible beauty.
/Feb 26, 2019
Nearly 200 high school students at Perimeter Institute’s annual “Inspiring Future Women in Science” event heard that adversity and failure…
/Mar 07, 2019
It might be an icon of old-school invention, but the light bulb is a quantum device. A tour through its…
/Jun 19, 2019
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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.