The founding of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretica Physics First Principles

The Crazy Business of Doing Serious Science

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The founding of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretica Physics First Principles

The Crazy Business of Doing Serious Science

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Howard Burton was a freshly-minted physics PhD from the University of Waterloo when a random job query resulted in a strange—albeit fateful—meeting with Research-in-Motion founder and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. Mike had a crazy idea: he wanted to fund a state-of-the-art science research facility and bring in the most innovative scientists from around the world. Its mission? To study and probe the most complex,intriguing and fundamental problems of science. Mike was ready to commit $100 million of his own money to get it started. But that wasn’t his only crazy idea.

He wanted Howard to run it.

First Principles is part-biography and part lively rumination on the world—and the world of science in particular—by the engaging physicist and former director of the prestigious Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. Since its founding in 1999, the Institute has received more than $125 million in government grants, not including the eye-popping sum of $150 million that Mike Lazaridis has donated from his own personal fortune.

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Key Porter Books
Language
English
Pages
288

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Toronto, Canada

First Sentence

"Without warning, the car lurched across a lane and a half of traffic and I instinctively clutched the rear door handle in a vain attempt to steady myself."

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography, Autobiography

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
530.091
Library of Congress
QC16.B87 A3 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
288

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Open Library
OL23138150M
Internet Archive
foundingofperime0000howa
ISBN 10
1554701759
ISBN 13
9781554701759
OCLC/WorldCat
277067341
Library Thing
8271676
Goodreads
6578556

First Sentence

"Without warning, the car lurched across a lane and a half of traffic and I instinctively clutched the rear door handle in a vain attempt to steady myself."

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