Jefferson Lab hosts World Year of Physics guest speaker Erich Vogt discussing Einstein - the Person and His Legacy

Erich Vogt

In this celebratory year for physics, the world is marking the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous" contributions to physics. A few people still remember Einstein in his last few years before his death in 1955. Dr. Vogt is one of those individuals; he heard Einstein's last lecture and saw him often in Princeton. This talk will pertain to Einstein the man and to his contributions to physics, and make a personal assessment of where Einstein stands in the pantheon of physics among the giants who preceded and followed him.

Guest speaker, Professor emeritus Dr. Erich Vogt is considered one of Canada's leading physicists of his generation. Since 1965 he has taught at the University of British Columbia, where he played a key role in developing the Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF), and has even had a physics laboratory named after him.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center auditorium, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. The program is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about science. The lecture will last about one hour and include a question and answer period at the end. For security purposes, enter at Jefferson Lab's main entrance (Onnes Dr.). Everyone over 16 is asked to carry a photo ID and security guards may perform ID, bookbag, purse and vehicle checks.

Call 269-5102 for more information.

Jefferson Lab, or the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, in Newport News, Va., is a basic physics research facility funded through the U.S. Department of Energy' Office of Science.

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