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New Canadian Festival in Waterloo, and Made Viewable Online to the World

June 5, 2009

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, June 1, 2009 – Dr. Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute, and John Matlock, Director of External Relations and Outreach, will announce details on June 12th, 2009, of an innovative, public science festival coming in October, 2009.

For 10 exciting days this October, Perimeter Institute′s Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future festival will take audiences from the strange world of subatomic particles to the outer frontiers of the universe – examining fascinating topics in detail, such as new forms of quantum communication, scientific visualization, green technologies and space exploration.

The festival will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Perimeter Institute′s creation, will contribute to Canada′s National Science and Technology Week activities and will be one of North America′s premier events during this International Year of Astronomy.

Quantum to Cosmos (Q2C) will transcend traditional festivals by streaming events live and on demand, providing viewing and social media opportunities for students, teachers and members of the general public across Canada and around the world.

Details involving guest speakers, exhibits and cultural events will be shared on:

Date: June 12, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm

Place: Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline St N
Waterloo, ON
N2L 2Y5

For further information:

Angela Robinson, or 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. PI also provides a wide array of award winning outreach resources and public lectures for students, teachers and the general public to share the joy of research, discovery and innovation. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI continues to be a successful example of private and public collaboration in science research and education.

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

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