Perimeter Institute looking for the keys to the next big thing in physics

THe Perimeter Institute is a national treasure. That is all.

All that banging around inside the LHC produces a lot of data. Understanding that data, finding a way to parse it so that all the scientists can analyze and share their results, is where two scientists from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario come into play.

Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster, a husband and wife pair, were honoured last month with the $100,000 New Horizons in Physics Prize for their development of a simplified model to interpret the swaths of data from CERN and related experiments.