Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

June 01, 2006 08:15 ET

Nobel Prize Laureate to Address Canadians at Perimeter Institute

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2006) - Prof. Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, MIT Professor and distinguished scientist and lecturer, will be giving a public presentation on "The Origin of Mass and the Feebleness of Gravity" at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. In his talk, targeted for a general audience, Prof. Wilczek will describe the scientific impact of the quest to explain the origins of mass itself - how it may help explain the weakness of gravity and what predictions it holds for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) coming online in Geneva in 2007.

Prof. Wilczek is also author of Fantastic Realities: 49 Mind Journeys and a trip to Stockholm and co-author of Longing for the Harmonies.

The "Night with Nobel" will be held on-site in Perimeter Institute's award winning research complex, located just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario, on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm. Full details available online at

About PI: Perimeter Institute is an independent, non-profit research centre where international scientists are clustering to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws by contemplating and calculating new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities for students, teachers and the general public across Canada and beyond in order to share the joys of creative inquiry, research, discovery and innovation.

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