This morning, in celebration of International Women's Day, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is hosting their "Inspiring Future Women in Science" event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. And for the first time, they are webcasting the entire event. So get ready to be inspired by talks from female scientists, who will be speaking in front of an audience of 200 young women. Here's a list of the incredible scientists who will be speaking. They include:

  • Mona Nemer - Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada;
  • Linda Hasenfratz - Chief Executive Officer, Linamar Corporation;
  • Eugenia Duodu - CEO, Visions of Science;
  • Martha Lenio - Director of Engineering Services, Mars Green Consulting

A panel discussion with four other scientists will follow.

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In this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, physicist Robert Spekkens will discuss the world of the teeny-tiny. Particularly, he'll talk about his theory for why many quantum mysteries are, just that, mysteries — They result from what he says are relatively simple mistakes surrounding quantum states. According to a Perimeter Institute statement, "Along the way, he will address some idiosyncratic questions, such as: What did Plato have to say about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle? What do poorly-implemented clinical drug trials have to do with 'spooky action at a distance'? And, most importantly, what did the successful deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs teach us about the interpretation of quantum theory?" 

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In this Perimeter Institute Public Lecture, mathematician and pianist Eugenia Cheng will demonstrate the fun of math with an emphasis on those edible examples like pi, or pie. 

 

In a public lecture tonight at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, James Weatherall will tell the story of quants, or quantitative analysts, who brought math and physics to the financial market. Even today, advances in math and physics are helping Wall Street to make better predictions about the stock market and possible crashes.