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Waterloo think tank gets even smarter

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics boosts its math cred by hiring renowned professor Kevin Costello

Now, aided by a $4-million private donation, Dr. Costello is bringing his reputation for mathematical brilliance to Canada as the latest in a series of high-profile hires by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont.

Tech Triangle‘s insight:

He added that he was attracted to the open environment at Perimeter that allows its researchers to discuss and creatively attack complex problems across many branches of theory. The formula, which has proved enticing for young talent eager to be where the action is, seems to be getting results. In a recent ranking of scientific institutions by researchers with the Max Planck Society in Germany, Perimeter appears second only to Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in the domain of theoretical physics.

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