Dr. Neil Turok challenges Big Bang Theory on TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin
Friday October 16 at 8 pm

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Dr. Neil Turok, director of Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, will be Steve Paikin's guest in an one-on-one interview on The Agenda with Steve Paikin Friday October 16 at 8 pm. The wide-ranging talk will include discussion of Endless Universe: Beyond Big Bang - Rewriting Cosmic History, a book Dr. Turok co-authored that challenges the Big Bang theory, and speculation on the future of the universe.

The discussion also serves as a prelude to an extraordinary week of discussion and debate on the big issues of science as The Agenda with Steve Paikin broadcasts live from the Perimeter Institute October 19 to 23 during the Quantum to Cosmos festival. Topics over the five nights include the future of space exploration, the future of computing, robotics and artificial intelligence, and genetics. Dr. Turok will also be a guest panellist on the final program of the week, which will debate the importance of science.

For more information on all The Agenda with Steve Paikin's guests and topics, please visit www.tvo.org/agenda.

About the Quantum to Cosmos Festival

Perimeter Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary and contributes to Canada's National Science and Technology Week this October. From October 15 to 25, Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future (Q2C) will take a global audience from the strange world of subatomic particles to the outer frontiers of the universe. Q2C will transcend traditional festivals by streaming events live and on demand, offering additional multimedia content online, and providing special opportunities for students and teachers. The Q2C Festival is produced for Perimeter Institute by Title Entertainment Inc. For more information please visit q2cfestival.com.

About TVO

TVO, Ontario's public educational media organization, is the presenting media partner for the Q2C Festival. TVO is a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 x2445, pginis@tvo.org; Angela Garde, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 x2305, agarde@tvo.org

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