Physics in Canada / La Physique au Canada - 2010 (66.2)

Perimeter Scholars International

John Berlinsky
McMaster University / Perimeter Institute

This year, Perimeter launched a grand experiment for graduate students in theoretical physics. Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), the brainchild of PI’s Director, Neil Turok, has its roots in earlier educational programs, including Part III of the Cambridge Math Tripos and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), but there is really nothing else quite like it, and what it is is still an evolving concept.