WATERLOO, Canada, February 23 /PRNewswire/ --

- Unique Masters Course Now Accepting Applications

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), in partnership with the University of Waterloo, has launched Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), a concentrated Masters level course for exceptional students who wish to become researchers in theoretical physics. Full details are available at http://www.perimeterscholars.org.

The 10-month course will be taught at Perimeter Institute by outstanding, international lecturers. Participants will be brought to the cutting edge of fundamental physics across a wide range of research disciplines, and conduct a specialized research project under the supervision of a faculty member at one of the local universities. The Masters degree will prepare students for PhD research in theoretical physics and will be issued by the University of Waterloo (UW), an internationally recognized university.

Students will learn from distinguished lecturers including Yakir Aharonov, Philip Anderson, Nima Arkani-Hamed, John Cardy, Matt Choptuik, Sue Coppersmith, Ruth Gregory, Michael Peskin, Sid Redner, Anders Sandvik, Xiao-Gang Wen, as well as Neil Turok and other Perimeter Institute research faculty. They will be supported by full-time, dedicated tutors.

PSI will enroll its first 25 students in August 2009. Fully funded scholarships will be available as needed.

The FINAL DEADLINE for applications is March 16, 2009. Detailed information regarding all procedures, scholarship opportunities, supervision, accreditation, and program leadership, is available at http://www.perimeterscholars.org. Please note that the application and all courses will be conducted in English.

About Perimeter Institute

PI 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 award-winning centre provides a multi-disciplinary environment to foster research in areas of Cosmology, Particle Physics, Quantum Foundations, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Information, Superstring Theory, and related areas. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca

Contact Information PSI Program inquiries: John Berlinsky, PSI Director, psi@perimeterinstitute.ca, +1-519-569-7600 Media inquiries: Angela Robinson, Communications Coordinator, arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca, For +1-519-569-7600 x 5051

Contact Information: PSI Program inquiries: John Berlinsky, PSI Director, psi@perimeterinstitute.ca, +1-519-569-7600; Media inquiries: Angela Robinson, Communications, coordinator, arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca, For +1-519-569-7600 x 5051