Education and Outreach at Perimeter Institute
Dr. Damian Pope & Kevin Donkers
Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a research organization devoted to fundamental physics. The Institute is an independent, non-profit, research institute whose mission is to make breakthroughs in the understanding of our universe and the forces that govern it. The areas of study include string theory, quantum gravity, particle physics, cosmology, quantum information and condensed matter physics. The institute also houses a dedicated Educational Outreach Department devoted to sharing the excitement of modern physics with the wider community. This includes creating a suite of professionally produced high school resources, conducting workshops for teachers worldwide, staging large-scale public science festivals and hosting international physics summer camps for youth. This presentation will outline some of Perimeter’s outreach activities, what we’ve learnt along the way and some of our underlying philosophy towards outreach.
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This presentation is free to the general public and should be of particular interest to STEM teachers.
Presenters are scheduled to give a workshop at the Saturday morning meeting of the Western NY Physics Teachers Alliance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for further information.
This presentation is supported by the SUNY Buffalo State College Foundation, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Physics Department, the WNYPTA and the National Science Foundation.
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