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Q: Looking for name of basic science research company ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Looking for name of basic science research company
Category: Science
Asked by: jack4321-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2006 11:36 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2006 10:36 PST
Question ID: 776439
I saw a video not too long ago of a guy who i think had a lot of money
and he built a building I forgot where where they research some of the
basic physics I think.  The building was a nice size.  It was black. 
I forgot the name of it but one thing I remember was that the name was
a simple one- something like "one" or something.  I forgot where the
building is located though it might be in Canada, Europe, or maybe the
United States (I listed them in the order of country which I think it
was in.).  I would like to know the web address to this place or the
name which I can then google search to find the web address.  I forgot
where I saw the video.  It might have been on CNN or another news
network online or even on
Subject: Re: Looking for name of basic science research company
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 25 Oct 2006 15:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Jack4321,

I believe you are thinking of the Perimeter Institute located in
Waterloo, Ontario Canada. It's a physics think-tank funded by
multimillionaire Mike Lazaridis.

Here?s an image of the building.

?The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is located in
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is an independent, resident-based
research institute devoted to foundational issues in theoretical

?PI was founded in 1999 by Mike Lazaridis, co-founder and co-CEO of
Research in Motion (RIM). His initial donation of C$100 million was
announced on October 23, 2000. Research operations began in 2001.?

??.scientific and political bigwigs from around the world gathered in
Waterloo, Ontario, to celebrate the opening of the new headquarters of
the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Made largely of
patterned glass, the 65,000-square-foot complex has a soaring atrium,
multiple fireplaces, a bistro, a squash court, and a 205-seat
auditorium for lectures and string quartet performances. It looks more
like a resort than a think tank where some of the smartest people in
the world are contemplating the foundations of quantum physics.?

Here is the website

?Perimeter Institute began in the summer of 1999 when Mike Lazaridis,
founder and Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM) ? maker of the
successful BlackBerryTM ?found himself in a position to help foster
research and innovation in Canada. Howard Burton, a PhD graduate from
the University of Waterloo, was hired by Mike as Executive Director in
August of that year to best determine how a world-class organization
devoted to theoretical physics would take shape.?
Perimeter Institute

The Black Wall

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
can be reached at:
31 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario 
Canada N2L 2Y5 
Tel:  (519) 569-7600 
Fax: (519) 569-7611

Search terms:
Physics research black building 
Perimeter Institute

And a special thanks to Pinkfreud for her generous help.

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
jack4321-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I have been really busy and do not have time at this moment to go
through the whole answer.  I did go through it quickly and it definely
seems like what I was looking for.

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