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Spring/Summer 2014

Perimeter has gained a reputation as a good home for young people who are forward thinking, for out-of-the-box thinkers. And I like the environment I work in to be warm – not physically warm, obviously, since I am moving from California to Canada. But when you walk into Perimeter, you get these feelings of energy. People have ideas. They are eager to work. They are nice to each other, and they share ideas. This energy is intoxicating. I can’t wait to start.

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.