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Spring/Summer 2015

Physics has the potential to change the world both conceptually and technologically. Perimeter is a young institution, driven by the energy and excitement of building something new within the oldest and most successful field of science. We are holding Convergence in a spirit of altruism: we need new physics discoveries to secure humanity’s future.

We live in amazing times. Our experiments are uncovering nature as never before. They are placing physics in a crisis of the most fruitful kind, one which may bring in its wake a 21st century revolution to rival those of a century ago.

From this issue
Like a wildlife photographer in pursuit of an elusive animal through uncharted territory, Avery Broderick is determined to snap a…
/Jun 09, 2015
New research at Perimeter shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl.
/Mar 11, 2015
Latham Boyle wanted to enhance a proposed gravitational wave detector. Instead, he and Kendrick Smith may have stumbled upon a…
/Jan 08, 2016
Could black holes be the universe’s own accelerator experiments, churning out signals that may unveil exotic new particles – perhaps…
/Nov 27, 2015
These disparate items weren’t designed to be valuable, but for Carlo Rovelli, they are what makes a life.
/Nov 06, 2015
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Maxim Pospelov has proposed a new method of hunting for dark matter using atomic clocks.
/Nov 26, 2015
When streams of thought converge, truth is found in the swirling eddies of opposing ideas.
/Jun 16, 2015
An orchestral concert is an unlikely setting for a lesson in quantum mechanics. All the more reason to do it.
/Aug 17, 2015
Breaking down the science between hot-brew and cold-brew coffee.
/Oct 09, 2015
Sarah knows that the egg can’t rise without a force acting on it, so she wants to know – what…
/Oct 01, 2016
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There is mounting evidence that some of today’s most promising avenues of inquiry in physics lie not within specialties, but between them.
Thinking big is the raison d’etre of Perimeter. We nurture new ideas by opening our doors to the world’s brightest talents, by giving them the maximum research freedom and opportunity, and by sharing our science with the world. We have been given an incredible opportunity, by our supporters and by the universe. Let’s make the most of it.
Here at Perimeter, we have an extraordinary challenge, as well as an exceptional chance: to develop the ideas that will reshape our understanding of the universe, just as Einstein did. Bold as this mission may be, there has never been a better time.