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.?
The Black Wall
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
can be reached at:
31 Caroline Street North
Canada N2L 2Y5
Tel: (519) 569-7600
Fax: (519) 569-7611
Physics research black building
And a special thanks to Pinkfreud for her generous help.
I hope the information provided is helpful!