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Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a leading research centre that exists to enable the most ambitious research in foundational physics and share its transformative power with the world.  Founded in 1999, Perimeter believes that breakthroughs are realized through a collision of intellect, imagination and inspiration.

Perimeter Institute is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization that works to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information.  Perimeter researchers take an intense, multi-disciplinary approach to their research in the areas of quantum foundations, quantum information, quantum gravity, string theory, particle physics, condensed matter, cosmology and gravitation, and complex systems.

Perimeter Institute also provides a wide array of research, training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers and the general public in Canada and beyond.  This is done in part through Perimeter's award-winning Educational Outreach team.

Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter Institute is a successful example of a public-private collaboration.  Driven at first through the private philanthropy of Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO of Research in Motion (RIM) and inventor of the BlackBerry, Perimeter now has many private and public partners, including the Governments of Canada and Ontario.


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