Media Advisory Reminder: Major Festival Event Announcement on Friday

    WATERLOO, ON, June 9 /CNW/ - This Friday, June 12, at 3:30 pm, Dr. Neil
Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute, and John Matlock, Director of External
Relations and Outreach, will announce details of a landmark public science
festival coming in October, 2009.
    For 10 exciting days, Perimeter Institute's Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for
the Future festival will take a global audience from the strange world of
subatomic particles to the outer frontiers of the universe. Quantum to Cosmos
(Q2C) will transcend traditional festivals by streaming events live and on
demand, providing special opportunities for students, teachers and members of
the general public across Canada and around the globe.
    The festival will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Perimeter
Institute's creation, celebrate Canada's National Science and Technology Week,
and contribute to this International Year of Astronomy.
    The announcement will share details involving guest speakers, exhibits,
cultural events and festival partners.

    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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