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Podcast Profile: Conversations at the Perimeter

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Site: perimeterinstitute.ca/conversations-perimeter
12 episodes
Average episode: 51 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!

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 12:07 UTC. Episodes: 12. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2022-Jun-23 • 60 minutes
Raymond Laflamme on the life-changing power of curiosity
Raymond 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 known as...
2022-Jun-16 • 54 minutes
Hilding Neilson on stellar stories
Hilding 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 telescopes, ...
2022-Jun-09 • 50 minutes
Estelle Inack on quantum intelligence
Estelle 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 Technol...
2022-Jun-02 • 50 minutes
François David on mathematical beauty
François 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 tackl...
2022-May-26 • 51 minutes
Meenu Kumari on quantum chaos
A 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 conversation...
2022-May-19 • 50 minutes
Lucien Hardy on quantum gravity and (apparent) paradoxes
Lucien 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 for a ...
2022-May-12 • 56 minutes
Avery Broderick on a black hole breakthrough from the EHT
On 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 Perim...
2022-May-05 • 72 minutes
Ghazal Geshnizjani and Niayesh Afshordi: Cosmologically Coupled
They 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 cosmos an...
2022-Apr-28 • 58 minutes
Carlo Rovelli on physics and philosophy
Theoretical 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 speed...
2022-Apr-21 • 57 minutes
Katie Mack on the end of it all – and new beginnings
Katie 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, The ...
2022-Apr-14 • 46 minutes
Timothy Hsieh on the magic of quantum
Timothy 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 classicall...
2022-Apr-04 • 4 minutes
Introducing: Conversations at the Perimeter
Get 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 comp...