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ADVISORY: Media invited to Einstein expert lecture

By Maggie Barrett
336.758.5237
March 14, 2005

The media are invited to hear Clifford Will, one of the world's leading authorities on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, speak at Wake Forest University at 8 p.m. March 17 in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center.

The lecture, sponsored by Wake Forest's department of physics, is free and open to the public. It is part of the 2005 World Year of Physics, a world-wide celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's five papers that influenced all areas of modern physics.

Will, the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics and a member of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is known for his expertise in physics and his ability to make the subject understandable to the average person. He says Einstein's ideas led to the creation of several technologies we use every day, such as television, computers and cell phones, as well as an increased understanding of the world in which we live and its surroundings.

Will's lecture, "Was Einstein Right?," will be closely related to his popular book of the same title.


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