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23 episodes

2022 to present

Average episode: 58 minutes

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Categories: Interview-Style • Physics • Two Hosts

*Podcaster's summary*: Conversations at the Perimeter will introduce you to brilliant researchers working at the forefront of science, seeking to solve nature’s deepest mysteries – from quantum to cosmos. Learn about their motivations, the challenges they encounter, and the drive that keeps them searching for answers. Join the conversation!

List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:46 UTC. Episodes: 23. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes |

2024-Feb-01 • 62 minutesNeil Turok on the simplicity of natureNeil Turok is a professor at the University of Edinburgh where he holds the Higgs Chair of Theoretical Physics. He acted as the director of Perimeter Institute from 2008 to 2019 and now holds the Carlo Fidani Roger Penrose Distinguished Visiting Rese... |

2023-Apr-27 • 89 minutesSir Anthony Leggett on science, superfluidity, and serendipitySir Anthony Leggett, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for his foundational contributions to superfluidity, is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Reflecting on a lifetime in science, he shares his groundbr... |

2023-Mar-30 • 74 minutesShep Doeleman on hunting for black holesShep Doeleman is a senior research fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and one of the world’s leading experts on black holes. He heads the globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which in recent years unv... |

2022-Dec-22 • 59 minutesShohini Ghose on revolutions – quantum and socialShohini Ghose is a professor of quantum science at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also the founder and director of Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science (WinS) and an NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. In this episode, she takes La... |

2022-Dec-15 • 75 minutesPedro Vieira on a theory of all quantum field theoriesPedro Vieira is a faculty member at Perimeter Institute, where he holds the Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics. In this episode, he tells Lauren and Colin about his work on a kind of uber-theory that encompasses all quantum field th... |

2022-Dec-08 • 64 minutesGanapathy Baskaran on physics, biology, and global scienceGanapathy Baskaran is an acclaimed physicist known for his foundational contributions to condensed matter physics, strongly correlated quantum materials, and high-temperature superconductivity. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Mathemat... |

2022-Dec-01 • 59 minutesNicole Yunger Halpern on quantum steampunkNicole Yunger Halpern reenvisions 19th-century thermodynamics for the 21st century, using the mathematical toolkit of quantum information theory. She is a fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), a theoretical ... |

2022-Nov-24 • 70 minutesDustin Lang on big data from a big universeDustin Lang is a computational scientist at Perimeter Institute who develops techniques for finding needles in the cosmic haystack. He works on several large sky survey projects, tackling the statistical data analysis required to discern meaningful i... |

2022-Nov-17 • 62 minutesSavas Dimopoulos on the universe’s biggest unsolved puzzlesSavas Dimopoulos is an influential particle physicist based at Stanford University, who also holds the Coril Holdings Archimedes Visiting Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute. He worked at CERN during the 1990s, and was featured in Par... |

2022-Nov-10 • 47 minutesLee Smolin on a lifetime of big questionsLee Smolin is a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute and one of the world’s best-known voices in theoretical physics. He is a co-founder of loop quantum gravity, together with Abhay Ashtekar and Carlo Rovelli. Smolin is also the author of n... |

2022-Nov-03 • 62 minutesJessie Muir on the mystery of dark energyThe universe is expanding faster and faster all the time, and Jessie Muir wants to understand why. Muir is a postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter Institute and a member of the international Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. She co-leads the DES... |

2022-Jun-23 • 60 minutesRaymond Laflamme on the life-changing power of curiosityRaymond Laflamme was the founding director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a position he held for 16 years, and he has been an associate faculty member at Perimeter Institute for more than two decades. He is know... |

2022-Jun-16 • 54 minutesHilding Neilson on stellar storiesHilding Neilson is an astrophysicist who works at the intersection of science, astronomy, and Indigenous knowledge. He joins co-hosts Colin and Lauren for a fascinating conversation about the ways humans make sense of the vast night sky, via telescop... |

2022-Jun-09 • 50 minutesEstelle Inack on quantum intelligenceEstelle Inack is a research scientist at Perimeter Institute, working at the intersection of quantum matter and artificial intelligence as a member of the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab (PIQuIL). She is also the co-founder and Chief Tec... |

2022-Jun-02 • 50 minutesFrançois David on mathematical beautyFrançois David is a mathematical physicist and a passionate educator with an infectious zest for decoding the mysteries of the universe. As a scientist based at the Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), he uses mathematical techniques and tools to t... |

2022-May-26 • 51 minutesMeenu Kumari on quantum chaosA postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter Institute, Meenu Kumari is an explorer at the edge of quantum science. Her research explores open questions at the meeting points of quantum information, quantum foundations, and quantum matter. In this conversa... |

2022-May-19 • 50 minutesLucien Hardy on quantum gravity and (apparent) paradoxesLucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of the two pillars of modern physics – general relativity and quantum mechanics – in the quest for a single unifying theory: quantum gravity. Hardy joins co-hosts Lauren and Colin fo... |

2022-May-12 • 56 minutesAvery Broderick on a black hole breakthrough from the EHTOn May 12, 2022, the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration unveiled the landmark first image of the black hole at the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy, called Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A*). On this special episode of Conversations at the P... |

2022-May-05 • 72 minutesGhazal Geshnizjani and Niayesh Afshordi: Cosmologically CoupledThey often debate the workings of black holes and the big bang at Perimeter Institute’s blackboards -- and sometimes at the breakfast table too. Ghazal Geshnizjani and Niayesh Afshordi split their time between investigating the mysteries of the cosmo... |

2022-Apr-28 • 58 minutesCarlo Rovelli on physics and philosophyTheoretical physicist, philosopher, and international bestselling author Carlo Rovelli joins Lauren and Colin for a conversation about the quest for quantum gravity, the importance of unlearning outdated ideas, and a very unique way to get out of a s... |

2022-Apr-21 • 57 minutesKatie Mack on the end of it all – and new beginningsKatie Mack was recently appointed as Perimeter’s inaugural Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication. An adept science communicator, she is best known as @Astrokatie to her 400,000+ Twitter followers. She published her first book in 2020, ... |

2022-Apr-14 • 46 minutesTimothy Hsieh on the magic of quantumTimothy Hsieh is a Perimeter faculty member and a co-leader of the Institute’s Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter. His research explores the intersection of quantum information and condensed matter physics. The Los Angeles native is also a classi... |

2022-Apr-04 • 4 minutesIntroducing: Conversations at the PerimeterGet to know some of the brilliant minds trying to solve nature’s deepest mysteries. Conversations at the Perimeter will introduce you to researchers working at the forefront of science, tackling challenges from dark matter and black holes to quantum ... |