The Perimeter Institute’s mandate
Canada’s Perimeter Institute, located in Waterloo, Ontario, is the world’s largest independent center devoted to research, training and educational outreach in theoretical physics. And while Perimeter is both an international focal point and online hub for cutting-edge physics research, the Institute’s leadership places bright people at the center of all the activity.
Perimeter attracts many of the world’s top theoretical physicists, as well as new, emerging talent from around the world, to collaborate on some of the most ambitious research into the deepest questions in physics. Perimeter also engages high school students, teachers and members of the general public from across Canada to inspire a love and basic understanding of science.
To help realize its ambitious goals, Perimeter Institute’s research, training and outreach activities operate out of a custom-built facility. This center, including the recent Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute expansion, demonstrates how architects can create a physical environment that helps promote collaboration, learning and discovery.