Thursday, June 5, 2008

Perimiter Institute Gets $50M Donation

Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-chairman of Research in Motion (the maker of the Blackberry devices) announced last night that he is giving an additional $50 million to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, bringing his total contribution to $150 million. The Perimeter Institute is dedicated to addressing foundational issues in current theoretical physics research by concentrating on cross-discipline research areas such as:
  • Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
  • Quantum Foundations
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Superstring Theory

In their short existence (since 1999) the Perimeter Institute and its staff have won a number of awards for their research. Lazaridis' contributions will only help the Institute in its goal of a better understanding of the rules of the universe around us.

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