First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute

In this second edition of First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute, Howard Burton tells the remarkable and unconventional story—with a bold and biting humour and surprising candour—of the founding of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. How was PI created from scratch, from first principles? What were the hurdles? What were the challenges? What was the ”Howard and Mike show” all about and what did BlackBerrys and RIM have to do with PI?

In vivid and compelling detail, Howard describes his remarkable odyssey of partnering with BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis to develop a pioneering new theoretical physics institute entirely from scratch.

Foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2020.

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