"This morning I was speaking to quantum-entanglement expert Jian-Wei Pan, who shares the Physics World Breakthrough of the Year 2015 award for his work on quantum teleportation...."
And that of course, for a couple reasons, reminded me of another opening sentence:
"I am on the train from Geneva to Zurich, bound for the annual forecasting dinner of the Swiss Chartered Financial Analyst society..."
-Izabella Kaminska writing for the paper rather than for Alphaville
Here's "Great First Lines: Econo-luxury Edition".