This event is free and open to the public.
Welcome reception will include refreshments
and light hors d'oeuvres.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
A Celebration of Light, Gravity, and Einstein
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00 -8:30 pmGeorgia Tech’s Historic Academy of Medicine
2015 is being celebrated around the world as both the centennial of Albert Einstein’s creation of the General Theory of Relativity and the International Year of Light.
As part of the 2015 Atlanta Science Festival, our piece of that celebration will take a look back at how our current understanding of light has emerged over the last 1,000 years and a look forward at how an ingenious “gravity telescope” may soon provide us with a completely new way to observe the Universe and understand its most violent and energetic phenomena.
The evening will conclude with an extended question-and-answer session that will give you the opportunity to ask experts those questions about light, gravity, and relativity that you've always wanted to ask.
This event is a co-production of the Atlanta Science Tavern and Georgia Tech's School of Physics and Center for Relativistic Astrophysics and is made possible in part by the kind support of OFS, a manufacturer of telecommunications and specialty optical fiber products.