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17.07.2007 – 23:42

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

100 Budding Young Einsteins Descend on Canada's Perimeter Institute

    Waterloo, Canada (ots/PRNewswire)

100 of the brightest young minds from over 30 countries across the  world (see list below), have earned positions at the prestigious  International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at Canada's  Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI).

    The 16 and 17 year old students will be challenged by some of the most fascinating ideas in science involving how the universe works - from the  weird quantum world of atoms, to black holes, warped spacetime and the  expanding universe. They will participate with world-leading scientists,  go on lab tours, enjoy social events and other activities.

    The 50 successful international applicants who will take part in the  week long science camps are from:

      Cheng Du
      Costa Rica
      Santa Ana
      New Delhi
      Kuala Lampur
      New Zealand
      Clarke Road
      United Kingdom
      United States of America
      Bronx, New York
      Herdon, Virginia
      McLean, Virginia
      Palo Alto, California
      an Jose, California
      Princeton, New Jersey

    An additional 50 Canadian students will also be attending.

    The two science camps are taking place on July 27 to August 8, and August 14 to 26. If your audience would enjoy knowing more about local youth who are taking part in these life changing science experiences, please  contact Renée Ellis at or  +1-519-569-7600 ext. 5040.

    About Perimeter Institute

    Perimeter Institute is an independent, non-profit research centre where international scientists are clustering to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws (just like Albert Einstein did before them) 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 and teachers from across Canada and around the world in order to share the joys of research, discovery and innovation. Details available at

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For further information: Renée Ellis at
rellis(at) or +1-519-569-7600 ext. 5040