Einstein Week: Celebrating the 100th birthday of Relativity Theory
What Einstein Week is all about:
It is part of the centennial celebration at Duke of the
birth of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
In Einstein's universe, a second isn't always a second,
gravity isn't a force, and space stretches and bends.
To celebrate his leap of genius, the Mathematics and Physics
Departments at Duke University invite you to participate in the
Einstein Week, to see the world through Einstein's eyes!
Duke Undergraduate Relativity Competition
- Individual, written competition open to all Duke undergraduates
- Will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2005, from 10am--12:30pm, Physics 113
- First prize --- $1,000
- Second prize --- $500
- Third prize --- $250
- How to win? Come to the following Einstein Lectures!
Competition will draw on these lectures.
Results for Duke Undergraduate Relativity Competition
- First place --- Abhijit Mehta (Math & Physics Majors)
- Second place --- Morgan Brown (Math & Physics Majors)
- Third place (3-way tie) --- Nigel Barrella (Program II),
Alvaro Chavarria (Physics & Philosophy),
Chris Lester (Physics)
- Honorable mention --- Jason Ferguson (Freshman), Barry Wright, III (Freshman)
- Monday, September 5, 2005
Physics Bldg, Room 120, 4:15pm--5:30pm (Reception at 3:45pm in Physics 135)
- Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Physics Bldg, Room 114, 4:30pm--5:30pm (Reception at 4:00pm in Physics 135)
- Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Physics Bldg, Room 113, 5:00pm--6:00pm (Reception at 4:40pm in Physics 114)
- Ted Newman (Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh), Anecdotes, Facts, Opinions and some History of the Theory
- Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, 2005
Physics Bldg, Room 135, 4:00--4:45pm
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Last modified: August 30, 2005