Saturday, May 11, 2013

Visiting the Pi

Let me state it clearly. The Perimeter Institute is A M A Z I N G. The institute and its facilities are just one of best places for a scientist to work. The building itself is a piece of art, and the interior is even better. 
Front view of the Perimeter Institute. The yellow glasses are those that reflect light from outside, but  one can actually look through from the interior. Most offices sport huge pairs of these glasses facing a quite and beautiful lake.

They stole the name of one of the conference rooms from our blog!
This is just one of the many places where scientists may gather together, chatting and discussing. The entire building is full of blackboards, sofa chairs and couches like those in the picture. Not to mention a pool table, a fully equipped kitchen (with fireplace for the winter!) a squash and basketball pitch and a gym with huge glasses facing the lake... This place is like the Google company of theoretical physics.

The lake next to the institute. Besides scientists and various other geeks, the area is inhabited by gooses 

PS: If you are curious, here is the video of the talk I gave on Thursday.

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