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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.

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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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May 8 2018 | Cosmology
None of us were consulted when the universe was created. And yet it is tempting to ask not only how the universe evolves, but also why, and could it be different? Our universe weighs more than 1050 tons. Could it be created “on the cheap”? Would it require a...
Many mathematical concepts trace their origins to everyday experience, from astronomy to mechanics. Remarkably, ideas from quantum theory turn out to carry tremendous mathematical power too, even though we have little intuition dealing with elementary particles. The bizarre quantum world not only...
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...