Event news from Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada

Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Adiabatic Approximation
Perimeter Institute will be hosting this new event from February 9th -11th, 2006. Participants include experts on rigorous proofs of the adiabatic theorem, phase transitions in NP-complete problems, and random matrix theory, as well as adiabatic computation. Details available online.

Introduction to Quantum Gravity
This weekly, ongoing course serves as an introduction to background independent quantum theories of gravity, with a focus on loop quantum gravity and related approaches. Playbacks are available on-line.

Lisa Randall at PI

Dr. Lisa Randall, Harvard University, will lead a scientific discussion for Institute residents on March 2nd, 2006. In addition, Dr. Randall will provide a PI Public Lecture on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. The monthly outreach talks attract over 600 people per occasion. Past events are available to view online.

Event Horizons Cultural Activities at Perimeter Institute

Upcoming concerts and discussions will include:
Emerson String Quartet - Fri. Feb 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm
Art Talk with Jim Dine hosted by Robert Enright - Mon. Feb 27, 2006 at 7:30 pm
eighth blackbird - Fri. Mar. 24, 2006 at 7:30 pm
Juilliard String Quartet - Thur. Mar. 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm

These ticketed events provide opportunity to meet with guest artists in PI's Black Hole Bistro following the performance.

Evolving Laws Discussion
Now online. A small group of scholars representing several fields convened at PI for two days in August of 2005 to discuss a topic that intrigued all of them: do the laws of nature have to be fixed and eternal, or could they evolve in time? New audio playbacks are now available via the website.

About PI
Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a non-profit scientific research and educational outreach organization located in Waterloo, Ontario - just outside Toronto. The award winning centre is home to a diverse group of international scientists from around the world who push the limits of our understanding of space, time and matter. Full details for all the (above) events are available on-line at www.perimeterinstitute.ca. For additional information please contact John Matlock, Director of Communications at [email protected]


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