World Year of Physics 2005 at Michigan State University

What is the World Year of Physics?

The World Year of Physics (WYP2005) is a worldwide celebration of physics and its importance
our everyday lives. Physics not only plays an important role in the development of science and
technology but also has a tremendous impact on our society. WYP2005 aims to raise the worldwide
awareness of physics and physical science.
Link to international World Year of Physics site

Why 2005?

The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous year" in which he
published three important papers
describing ideas that have influenced all of modern physics.
This year provides the opportunity to celebrate Einstein, his great ideas,
and his influence on life
in the 21st Century. .

What is happening at MSU?

Einstein Centennial Event: a celebration of the 100th anniversary
of Einstein's miracle year and the World Year
of Physics (2005).

Date: March 10, 2005

Place: Michigan State University, Biomedical Physical Sciences Building

Space limitation: 100 students

Sponsors/Hosts: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Abrams Planetarium, Science Theatre
and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Abrams PlanetariumScience Theatre LogoView into a gamma-ray detector barrel

Format: Visit will include
    1)   One hour show at the Abrams Planetarium
    2)   Tour of the Cyclotron
    3)   Science Theater show, SOAR telescope display and poster display by local
          schools in the BPS atrium
    4)   Special evening lecture on Einstein

          "What does E=mc2 really mean?"
       (download the talk)
         Dr. Walter Benenson  
           University Distinguished Professor

Each school attending is encouraged to participate in a display or demonstration to be set up in the
atrium of the BPS building.   A
table (dimensions 2.5 x 5 feet) will be provided for each display.
Displays should be free standing. There is no access to water but
should be access to power and internet.

NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW pictures from the event

Check out the Lansing State Journal article

Contact person: Prof. Bernard Pope (517-355-9200, x2127 or x2181) or