Einstein's Magical Year With Us!
As part of the international World Year of Physics 2005 celebration,
the University of Maryland Department of Physics commemorates the
100-year anniversary of Albert Einstein's “miraculous year.” In
1905, Einstein published three papers on his groundbreaking theories
of light quanta, Brownian motion and special relativity. These theories
changed the world of physics forever, opening the door to myriad
exciting ideas that physicists continue to explore today. With events
designed for a variety of audiences, we're honoring these extraordinary
Below you'll find a list of
scheduled events. Please be sure to check back with us frequently,
as we'll be adding events to the schedule throughout the year.
Einstein's Magical Year, 1905:
Distinguished Lecture Series for the World Year of
Distinguished physicists from across the country come to the University
of Maryland for a special series of lectures addressing a variety
of topics, including Einstein's legacy as well as innovative research
that was borne from Einstein's work a century ago.
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for a schedule.
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Physics from Einstein to the Ends
Smithsonian Institute Associate Resident Program Lecture
University of Maryland Professors Jordan Goodman, Michael
E. Fisher, Thomas Cohen, Nicholas Hadley, Theodore Jacobson, S. James Gates and
William Phillips (1997 Nobel Laureate) are presenting a special
lecture series on "Physics from Einstein to the Ends of Time" for the Smithsonian Institute's Associate Resident Program. In celebration
of the World Year of Physics, they will collectively provide course
participants with an overview of current topics in the field of
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Eyes on the Sky: Peeking into the Universe's Past, Fathoming the Future
NASA-Goddard presents a public lecture series featuring some of the world's leading scientists and NASA's cutting edge scientific endeavors. Speakers include University of Maryland Professors S. James Gates and Theodore Jacobson.
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For more information about the international World Year of Physics
celebration, please click here.