Fla. Museum hosts presentation covering 100 years of physics Feb. 11

January 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host University of Florida physics professor Tarek Saab for a “Journey Through Time and Space” from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Saab will discuss 100 years of physics from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking to the newest questions regarding dark matter and dark energy. He also plans to explain how the two seeming disparate fields of astrophysics and sub-atomic physics have made amazing advancements leading to our current detailed, but experimental, understanding of the cosmos.

The presentation is part of the Florida Museum “Science Sundays” series. Other presentations this spring include Florida manatees on March 18 and the evolution of the Florida cottonmouth’s venom on April 15. All presentations are from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (352) 846-2000, ext. 246 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/science_sundays.htm.

Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, ext. 218, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Christine Eschenfelder