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The formula that made Albert Einstein famous
The formula that made Albert Einstein famous

Press Release - 17 March 2009

Public Lecture: Placing the life and work of Albert Einstein in an historical context

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as the most influential scientist of the 20th century.

In a public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 25 March, two leading physicists, Dr Peter Ford, MBE, and Dr Vincent Smith, MBE, will look at his life and scientific work and place them within their historical context.

The lecture is part of the General University Lecture Programme (GULP).

Dr Peter Ford was a member of the Physics Department of the University of Bath until his retirement in 2007. In the Queen's New Year Honours List for 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “services to higher education and to science.”

Dr Vincent Smith is a Reader in Physics at the University of Bristol. His research is in experimental elementary particle physics. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2004, for “services to physics.”

All lectures are free and open to the public and start at 5:15pm at the Lecture Theatre 8 West 1.1

Admission and parking is free in the west car park at the Claverton Campus.

For more information go to http://www.bath.ac.uk/lifelong-learning/gulp/index.html or call Helen Redfern on 01225 386587.


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