100 Years of Einstein's Relativity: Talk and tours at the U of S

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Department of Physics and Engineering Physics will be presenting a free public lecture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity.

The lecture, titled "100 Years of Einstein's General Relativity: From the Big Bang to Black Holes," will be given by physics professors Rainer Dick and Masoud Ghezelbash:

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 pm
Room 107, Physics Building
16 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan

Tours will also be available for scientific facilities such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the campus observatory, plasma physics laboratory, the astronomy telescope lab and the scanning tunnelling microscope lab. These tours will take place both before and after the lecture, and more information and times are available here: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/news/articles/162/Physics_Tours

Professor Rainer Dick will be available for media interviews on Monday, Nov. 30 between 10 am and 2 pm, or on Wednesday, Dec. 2 between 10 am and 2 pm. Alternate arrangements for media interviews may also be possible.

Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915, providing a description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time. It is still generally regarded as one of the most important scientific concepts ever theorized.

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For more information, contact:
Kirk Sibbald
Communications Officer
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
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