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UF Celebrates Einstein's Miracle Year

October 13, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Albert Einstein once referred to 1905 as the year “a storm broke loose” in his mind. It must have been the perfect storm, because that year he published five papers that forever changed the field of physics—proving the existence of atoms, devising the theory of relativity, laying the foundation for quantum physics and writing the world’s most famous equation, E=mc2—all in 1905.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s year of discovery, the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics are presenting “Einstein’s Miracle Year,” a seminar paying tribute to Einstein and his influence on the scientific community, on October 18, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in the Keene Faculty Center in 103 Dauer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

“Einstein's work has remained with us because it forces us to confront what we normally do not think about—that our lives on spaceship earth are part of a vastly larger drama,” said Fred Gregory, a history of science professor and symposium speaker. “We occasionally catch glimpses of its mystery—in Einstein's results, for example—and these snatches of the whole remind us of how much there is yet to discover.”

The seminar schedule is below.

Contact

Contact: Jack Sabin, Professor of Physics
(352) 392-2263, sabin@qtp.ufl.edu

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