Thursday, April 21st, 7 PM at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center Auditorium, Takoma Park physicist Theodore A. Jacobson will give a public lecture on Einstein's concepts of time and space. (abstract) Think about it - time depends on the motion and location of the clock, gravity is a warping of time and space, light bends .......
Prefer to go by public transportation? Shuttle bus service will be available from the College Park Metro Station. Times are probably not relative to your motion. You may wish to check with Goddard.
Please RSVP and note - for high school students who love science and/or science fiction - you can earn community service hours and supper if you help set up.
Ted Jacobson's love of Einstein's ideas began with fiction - specifically with Heinlein's story "And He Built a Crooked House". You can discover, or rediscover, Heinlein yourself at the library. You might also enjoy Einstein's Dreams by Alan P Lightman (fiction).
In non-fiction look for 616.07 PATERNI Driving Mr. Albert : a trip across America with Einstein's brain by Michael Paterniti; 523.1 ACZEL God's equation : Einstein, relativity, and the expanding universe by Amir D. Aczel; 529 GALISON Einstein's clocks and Poincare's maps : empires of time by Peter Galison ... and many others.Posted by library at April 17, 2005 03:49 PM