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New Centre for the Universe will tackle deepest puzzles in the cosmos

A newly launched research hub at Perimeter Institute, The Centre for the Universe, will assemble brilliant scientists from around the world to explore fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe.

“We are fortunate to live in a golden age of discovery of the universe,” Neil Turok, Director of the new Centre, said during the official launch event at Perimeter Nov. 20. “I firmly believe we are on the threshold of revolutionary advances.”

Via video message, Stephen Hawking — one of two scientific patrons of the Centre, alongside 2015 Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald — said, “We are on the verge of major discoveries about the universe and its origins. I hope and expect many of those discoveries will be made at Perimeter.”

Three prestigious new research fellowships were announced at the launch — one named after Hawking, and the others named after eminent cosmologists Jim Peebles and the late Yakov Zel’dovich.

Read more about the launch of the Centre for the Universe at Perimeter Institute.



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