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A New Era in Astronomy: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Amber Straughn of NASA provides a behind-the-scenes look at the James Webb Space Telescope in this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.  

Michael Cates: Fluids That Stop Flowing When You Push Them Too Hard

In his public lecture at Perimeter Institute on Nov. 3, 2016, Michael Cates (Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge) explains this peculiar form of “bulletproof custard” with a few equations, plenty of diagrams, and even some hands-on demonstrations.  

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: Natalie Panek: Inspiring Future Women in Science

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek shares stories from her career in aerospace engineering and lessons learned in the pursuit of a STEM career during the Inspiring Future Women in Science conference at Perimeter on April 15, 2016.  

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: Gravitational Waves: What Lies Ahead?

Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok discusses the future of physics in the new era of gravitational wave astronomy.  

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: Ripple Effects: A Forum on Gravitational Waves

On Feb. 11, 2016, a panel of researchers from Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics discussed the meaning and implications of LIGO’s landmark announcement regarding the detection of gravitational waves. The panel includes Perimeter Director Neil Turok, along with Faculty members Asimina Arvanitaki, Latham Boyle, and Luis Lehner. Science journalist Kate Lunau moderated the discussion.  

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything – Neil Turok Public Lecture

On Oct. 7, 2015, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok opened the 2015/16 season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkably simplicity that underlies nature. Turok discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales of the universe is pointing toward new avenues of physics research and could lead to …

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Perimeter Institute: Amanda Peet: String Theory Legos for Black Holes

Dr. Amanda Peet (University of Toronto) delivers a public lecture on how string theory can provide the “Legos” of the universe to understand phenomena like black holes. The talk was held at Perimeter Institute on May 6, 2015. Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. …

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Cameron Smith: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

Dr. Cameron Smith (Portland State University) delivers the third lecture of the 2014/15 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Held at Perimeter Institute and webcast live worldwide on Dec 3., 2014, Smith’s lecture explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with multigenerational interstellar space travel.