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How chaos theory explains climate change: Watch Perimeter Institute tackle global warming in a live lecture

Black holes and quantum computers and so-called God particles normally dominate mainstream coverage of the big problems in theoretical physics.

But what if the study of everything, the building blocks that make up the blueprints of life, had much more immediate and practical applications? 459 more words

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How Asimina Arvanitaki will explain the universe: The case for open-ended research

Interesting interview with Arvanitaki, the recently appointed chair at the Perimeter Institute – liked her response to the last question particularly:

Q: …. the last federal government had a real focus on scientific research that had a direct industry-based application.

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From The Globe and Mail via PI: "‘Brilliant’ physicist to hold $8-million research chair at Perimeter Institute"


Perimeter Institute

Apr. 28, 2016
IVAN SEMENIUK

Long before the February press conference where physicists reported the first detection of gravitational waves from space – a major scientific achievement that made headlines around the world – Asimina Arvanitaki had arrived at a way to do the same thing with a far smaller and cheaper experiment involving a microscopic disk suspended by powerful lasers. 678 more words

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From PI: "Three Ways Physics Could Help Save Humanity"


Perimeter Institute

April 21, 2016

Technology has put our global environment in crisis. Could it also provide the solution?

PROBLEM: fossil fuels for power and transit… 639 more words

Applied Research & Technology

'I’m really hoping people ask me how quantum computing works': Trudeau's 'geek' lecture not so off-the-cuff

It was the math lecture heard ‘round the world. The Canadian Prime Minister, standing in front of a blackboard filled with complicated math equations, seemingly delivering an off-the-cuff explanation of quantum computing. 469 more words

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