Einstein series at York concludes Wednesday

Bob McDonaldThe final instalment of the Einstein seminar series, A Century of Einstein, will take place on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30pm in the Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School. This four-part series sponsored by York’s Science and Society Program, the Division of Humanities, Bethune College and CBC Radio’s "Quirks & Quarks", culminates with a panel discussion entitled, "Why Einstein Matters". This event will be hosted by CBC science reporter Bob McDonald, host of "Quirks & Quarks", and re-broadcast at a future date.

Right: Host Bob McDonald of CBC Radio’s ‘Quirks & Quarks’

Panellists for this final session will include James Brown and Amanda Peet from the University of Toronto, Lee Smolin from the University of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute and Alan Lightman of the Massachussetts Iinstitute of Technology. These specialists, in fields ranging from philosophy to physics, will discuss all aspects of Einstein: the man and the relativity, his theories. A lively and wide-ranging discussion is anticipated with significant time allotted for audience questions.

All members of the York community are invited to attend this free event and no registration is required, just an interest in Albert Einstein as an icon. For more information, contact Professor Bernard Lightman or e-mail Bethune College at bcmaster@yorku.ca.