'I Love Science' Contest Winners to See Stephen Hawking at Perimeter

WATERLOO, ON, May 19 /CNW/ - Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) today announced the winners of its "I Love Science" youth video contest. The two grand prize winners will receive an all-expenses paid round trip to PI and be part of the "Hawking at the Perimeter" television special on June 20, 2010. The high school students are:

    -   Allison Carter of William Aberhart High School in Calgary, Alberta

    -   Parastoo Abtahi of Richmond Hill High School in Richmond Hill,

The contest challenged youth to use their creative genius and, in 30 seconds or less, explain why "I Love Science" in a thought-provoking, inventive and entertaining manner. "Their creativity was incredible, and I really appreciated their message that science is all about asking big questions," said Greg Dick, Outreach General Manager at PI. The entries are available for online viewing here (http://www.dailymotion.com/group/ilovescience).

A special broadcast with Prof. Hawking from Waterloo can be seen on TVO on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 8pm EDT. The TVO signal appears across Canada on Bell TV channel 265 or Shaw Direct channel 353. Ontario viewers can also find TVO on channel 2 via cable or over-the-air in most areas of the province.

About Perimeter Institute

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational outreach organization. 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. www.perimeterinstitute.ca

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and 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 through educational media.

SOURCE Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Lisa Lambert, llambert@perimeterinstitute.ca, (519) 569-7600 x5051

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