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Grand opening for Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute

Waterloo, ON – The Perimeter Institute has announced that the new Stephen Hawking Centre will celebrate its opening with events for the public from September 16 to 18.

The state-of-the-art facility will help advance scientific progress by providing the ultimate environment for physicists to interact and conceive, visualize, and understand the nature of physical reality, from the subatomic world to the entire universe.

The centre will double the size of the initial research complex and will accommodate up to 250 physicists and research trainees, making Canada’s Perimeter Institute the largest facility of its kind in the world devoted to research, training and outreach in theoretical physics.

The complex – and the mysteries and wonders of the universe – can be explored from September 16 to 18 through a series of special events, self-guided tours of the 55,000 sq ft expansion, interactive exhibits, PI public lectures and many opportunities to chat with Perimeter’s international scientists.

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