Perimeter Institute – Announcement - Stephen Hawking

Article ID: 557515

Released: 15-Oct-2009 9:25 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Newswise — On Saturday, October 17, at 4pm EDT, Canada’s Perimeter Institute will make special announcements that involve Prof. Stephen Hawking. Media are invited to attend and obtain interviews.

What: Announcements on Future Plans at Perimeter Institute with Significant News of Stephen Hawking Who: The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of OntarioThe Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, Science and TechnologyThe Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training,Colleges and UniversitiesDr. Mike Lazaridis, PI Founder and Board ChairDr. Neil Turok, Director, Perimeter InstituteProf. Stephen Hawking, PI Distinguished Research Chair and Emeritus Lucasian Professor, Cambridge (appearing via multimedia)Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President, NSERC When: Saturday, October 17, 20094:00pm – PI Announcements (be seated by 3:45pm)

Where: Theatre of Ideas, Perimeter Institute, 31 Caroline St N, Waterloo, OntarioThere is no on-site parking. Parking is available in nearby lots. www.perimeterinstitute.ca

The announcements occur during PI’s 10th anniversary celebration: ‘The Quantum to Cosmos Festival’. The full schedule on Saturday, October 17th, includes the PI Announcements with Stephen Hawking (4:00pm sharp), media interview opportunities with Neil Turok, Mike Lazaridis and special guests (4:45), Canadian premiere of PI’s broadcast documentary, ‘The Quantum Tamers: Revealing our Weird and Wired Future’ (6:00pm), reception in the Physica Phantastica Exhibit Centre (7:00pm).


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