WATERLOO, Ontario, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For 10 exciting days this October, Canada's Perimeter Institute's 10th anniversary science celebration Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future will take a global audience from the strange subatomic world to the outer frontiers of the universe.

Events will take place from October 15 to 25, 2009, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Perimeter Institute's creation and contributing to Canada's National Science Technology Week.

Ideas developed in the pursuit of pure knowledge have time and again driven fundamental innovation, says Perimeter Institute Director, Neil Turok. Just one major discovery is literally capable of changing the world. The Festival's three interconnected themes of Quantum, Cosmos and Ideas for the Future will celebrate human ingenuity and our continued ability to make the scientific breakthroughs we need to drive tomorrow's technologies.

Q2C will transcend traditional festivals by broadcasting and streaming activities. Perimeter Institute is particularly pleased to announce that TVO (http://www.tvo.org), Ontario's public educational media organization, will be the official Presenting Media Partner for the Q2C Festival. The extensive program will feature more than 50 events including keynote presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, film screenings, world premieres and cultural events that will showcase a wide variety of fascinating topics.

Free events will be held at Perimeter Institute and nearby venues in Waterloo. Tickets become available online starting Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Visit the festival's website at http://www.q2cfestival.com for full details and updates.

About Perimeter Institute

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in Waterloo, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities to share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI is a successful example of private and public collaboration in science research and education.

For further information: Media inquiries: Angela Robinson at arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca

For further information: Media inquiries: Angela Robinson at arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca