Media Advisory: Major Festival Event Announcement

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

    WATERLOO, ON, June 1 /CNW/ - 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
    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

    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 further information:

For further information: Angela Robinson, or (519) 569-7600 x5051

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