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Our research includes a strong focus on fundamental questions about the new physics underlying the Standard Models of particle physics, cosmology, and gravity; and the nature and applications of our basic frameworks (quantum field theory and string theory) for attacking these questions.   Our research also includes a major emphasis on the novel phenomena in condensed matter physics that emerge in systems with many degrees of freedom.


Nov 18 2016

After the historic announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes by LIGO, Peter Graham answered questions on the discovery and gravitational waves in general at Quora.

The first It From Qubit collaboration workshop and summer school was held at the Perimeter Institute in

Once upon a time, about 13.8 billion years ago, our universe sprang from a quantum speck, ballooning to one million trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion times its initial volume (by some estimates) in less than a billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second.

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Professor Eva Silverstein of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) discusses the physics of horizons, black holes, and string theory. Black hole and cosmological horizons -- from which nothing can escape according to classical gravity -- play a crucial role in physics. They are...
Mar 3 2017 | Cosmology
John Carlstrom gives the plenary lecture at the New Horizons in Inflationary Cosmology Templeton Conference organized by the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. Our understanding of the origin, evolution and make-up of the Universe has undergone dramatic and surprising advances over the...
Feb 6 2017 | Condensed Matter
The Majorana fermion is a hypothetical fermionic particle which is its own anti-particle.  Intense research efforts focus on its experimental observation as a fundamental particlein high energy physics and as a quasi-particle in condensed matter systems.  Professor Zhang discusses...