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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Description: An independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter 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: from the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP), to five minute-long videos of scientists dispensing advice and explaining what makes them tick, to video games and minute-long existential Alice-and-Bob chalkboard animations that turn up the powerful ideas behind such everyday mysteries as "Can we travel through time?" and "How does a flashlight work?" and "What keeps us stuck to the earth?" and "Why doesn't the moon fall down?" See also logos of more than 50 influential physicists, cosmologists, and mathematicians, as imagined by Dr. Prateek Lala.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Games, Research Centers
Math Topics: History and Biography, Physics

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