National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

May 25, 2006 16:40 ET

Media advisory/Drawing in a Nation: NRC is Home to Canada's Most Powerful Magnet

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2006) - The Government of Canada in partnership with the University of Ottawa and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario will officially open the $15M NRC W.G. Schneider Building. Dr. Schneider, former NRC president and one of the most important historical figures in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, will be present to officiate the ribbon cutting ceremony on what is also his 91st birthday.

The NRC W.G. Schneider Building is home to a multimillion dollar 900 MHz spectrometer, Canada's most powerful magnet. This new tool will assist scientists in their efforts to develop new battery composites, nano-materials for electronics, plastic polymers for vehicles, glasses for more sensitive sensors and faster computer processors, new materials for hydrogen storage, as well as health enhancing antibiotics.

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2006

Time: 11:30 a.m. (set up 11:00 a.m.)

Place: 1200 Montreal Road, Building M-40, Ottawa

NOTE: Parking is limited.

Contact Information

  • National Research Council Canada
    Sarah Mangione
    Communications Advisor
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    University of Ottawa
    Sophie Nadeau
    Media Relations Officer
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