"There was a door to which I found no key
There was veil past which I could not see."
- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
For over 200 years the equations of motion enunciated by Newton were believed to describe nature correctly, and the first time that an error in these laws was discovered, the way to correct it was also discovered. Both the error and its correction were discovered by Einstein in 1905, often described as his annus mirabilis, a wonderful year in which he came up with this remarkable idea: Special Relativity.
What is it that you first think of when you encounter the word relativity? Very likely there will come to your mind the name of Albert Einstein, or the famous equation, or a vision of space travelers returning youthful from trips of many years’ duration. This is a well-deserved tribute to the enormous intellectual impact- still effective, more than a century after the event.
There is little doubt that relativity theory captures the imagination. Nor is it surprising: the counter-intuitive properties of special relativity, the bizarre characteristics of spacetime, or the so-called twin paradox, and with it the advent of world line, and the exciting prospect of event horizon, and the nature of reality, and its posing of ultimate questions; these and other issues combine to excite the minds of the inquisitive. Yet, if we are to look at these issues meaningfully, then we really require both physical insight and a sound mathematical foundation.
Considering huge public demand on this subject, Community of physics is going to organize their eighth workshop, "2nd Workshop on Relativity: A Tale of Spacetime”. This time some new, more rigorous topics have been added to the syllabus. Rigorous mathematics and physical applications both have been given equal priority as always it has been.
The workshop is intended for university students only. Starting at 8:30 AM on February 09, 2018, it will be ended at 5:30 PM on February 14, 2018, making it a six-day workshop. The workshop is totally free of fees. The venue of the workshop is not comfirmed yet. We will update the venue when it is confirmed.
To register, visit: http://www.communityofphysics.org/outreach/wrl2
For detailed information, you can contact the following persons.
Public Relations Coordinator
Division of Outreach
Community of Physics
Question Bank Administrator
Division of Academics
Community of Physics
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