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Date(s) - 14/11/2017
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Liberty Suite


Einstein’s Revolutionary Ideas in 1905′
by Dr Peter Ford MBE (formerly of University of Bath) andDr Vincent Smith MBE (formerly of University of Bristol)

Drs Ford and Smith will talk about Einstein’s life and times, and particularly his three great revolutionary ideas of 1905: the explanation of Brownian Motion, of the Photo-Electric effect, and Special Relativity. The lecture was created for Einstein Year (2005) and they have since given the talk to schools and other audiences more than 100 times, all over England, and even in France and Australia!

The talk is not just about Physics: there is a bit of Chemistry, History, Geography, English Literature, etc!  The lecture covers the world in 1879, the year of Einstein’s birth, then a bit about his early life moving on to his three revolutionary ideas from 1905: his explanation of Brownian Motion, which was the first convincing physical evidence for molecules; his explanation of the Photoelectric effect, the first evidence for what we nowadays call photons; and the first description of what became Special Relativity.

Free Entry – Donations Welcomed – Refreshments £3

About Cherry Warne

Volunteer Publicity Officer for Lawrence House Museum & Launceston Choral Society