Saturday, February 26, 2005

World Year of Physics

World Year of Physics website

UNESCO, the European Physical Society, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) have declared 2005 the World Year of Physics in honor of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s legendary articles on relativity, quantum theory and Brownian motion. Because of these monumental publications, 1905 is now referred to as the annus mirabilis, or Miraculous Year. Multiple physics-related events are planned throughout the year and around the world in 2005. The aim of these focused events is to raise the worldwide public awareness of physics and the physical sciences. More than 1,200 people recently participated in the Launch Conference of the World Year of Physics at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The World Year of Physics website hosts a listing of activities by country as well as international activities, contact information for national coordinators and ideas for organizing your own local activities.

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