What is Relativity? An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas

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Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Relativity Einstein

Held on: Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Jeffrey Bennett

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Have you ever been curious about Einstein's theory of relativity? Almost everyone has heard of it, but few people know much about it or realize its critical importance to our modern understanding of the universe. With 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of his general theory of relativity, it seems time to change that, which is why astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett has embarked on a “national relativity tour.” In this presentation, based on his book What is Relativity? from Columbia University Press, Dr. Bennett will introduce you to the basic ideas of relativity and why they are important to everyone.

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Latitude 47.6529796, Longitude -122.3110046

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Held in Room A102 - http://www.washington.edu/classroom/PAA+A102

Doors open at 7PM
Free Admission ~ Open to Public


Dr. Bennett's site: http://www.jeffreybennett.com/

Main SAS Event Page: http://www.seattleastro.org/events/287

For More Info about Dr. Bennett's Relativity Tour: http://www.bigkidscience.com/relativity-tour/

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Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that the What is Relativity? An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas (general meetings event) is scheduled for Apr 15, 2015, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us in celebration of 100 years since Einstein published his theory of relativity!

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One More Day

Only one more spin of the Earth, and we get to hear Dr. Bennett give us his spin on Relativity! Come join us!

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