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Physics Student to Physics Researcher - Top Scientists to Share Wisdom with the Researchers of Tomorrow

January 27, 2009

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2009 –

Several outstanding lecturers and patrons have now joined the new Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) course to provide an exciting new path for top physics students.

Bright and highly motivated students from around the world will be taught to solve problems that underlie the foundations of physics, in the unique atmosphere of Canada′s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, while earning a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo. This opportunity will allow students to learn from top scientists, realize their full potential and prepare for cutting-edge research in theoretical physics.

The exceptional lecturers include:

• Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
• Matt Choptuik, University of British Columbia
• John Cardy, University of Oxford
• Ruth Gregory, Durham University
• Michael Peskin, SLAC
• Sid Redner, Boston University
• Xiao-Gang Wen, MIT
• Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute

A full listing can be viewed here and includes many of PI′s own top Faculty members.

The patrons who will also interact include:

• Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford
• Yakir Aharonov, Tel Aviv University and Chapman University
• Phil Anderson, Princeton
• James Bjorken, SLAC
• Stephen Hawking, Cambridge
• James Peebles, Princeton

Further PSI Information

Full details - available at

Student Inquiries – please contact: John Berlinsky, PSI Director,

Media Inquiries - please contact: Angela Robinson,, 519-569-7600 x5051.

About Perimeter Institute

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The award-winning research centre provides a multi-disciplinary environment to foster research in areas of Cosmology, Particle Physics, Quantum Foundations, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Information, Superstring Theory, and related areas.

The Institute, located in Waterloo, Ontario, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities for students, teachers and members of the general public in order to share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation.

In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter Institute continues to be a successful example of private and public collaboration in science research and education. A full history is available at

For more information contact:
Angela Robinson
Communications Coordinator
Perimeter Institute
Phone: 519-569-7600 x5051

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