January 19, 2005
Lab demonstration; news conference, Friday, January 21
are invited to a news conference on Friday, January 21 at
11:15 am to officially mark the launch of the University
of Calgary’s new Institute for Quantum Information Science.
The event will take place in the Husky Oil Great Hall of the
Rozsa Centre. A separate lab demonstration will take place
at 10:15 am in Room 003 of Science B.
science is a rapidly growing area of research bridging quantum
physics and computer science; only a handful
of universities worldwide have institutes of this type. Speakers
at Friday’s news conference include: Dr. Barry Sanders,
Director of the Institute for Quantum Information Science,
Dr. Harvey Weingarten, President of the University of Calgary,
Dr. Randy Goebel, President and CEO of iCORE, and Mr. Greg
Luoma, CTO of General Dynamics Canada.
Media will also have an opportunity to visit the laser optics
laboratories of the Institute at 10:15 am, where Dr. Alex Lvovsky
and his team are developing an exciting experimental project
on applying photons (particles of light) for quantum information
technology. B-roll of two computer animations illustrating
quantum information experiments is also available.
A news conference and lab demo to launch the University of
new Institute for Quantum Information Science.
Friday, January 21. Lab demo, 10:15 am; News Conference,
Lab demo, Room 003, Science B (within northeast quadrant
News Conference, The Rozsa Centre (within southwest quadrant
For a map, see www.ucalgary.ca/map
Media in clearly marked company vehicles may park in any of
the available pay lots on campus, but the MacEwan Student Centre
Parkade, accessible from Collegiate Boulevard and 32nd Avenue
NW, is roughly halfway between the two venues. Reporters in unmarked
vehicles should phone in advance with a plate number to arrange
for parking. For the lab demo, proceed from the parkade on the
ground level through the Student Centre, past the Subway outlet,
to Science B.
more information, contact Greg Harris, Media Relations, (403)
220-3506, or cell, 540-7306.
Administration Building, A113
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Phone (403) 220-3506
Cell (403) 540-7306
Fax (403) 282-8413