The University of Western Australia physics is celebrating the centenary of the Wallal eclipse expedition to test Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a heroic effort involving astronomers, filmmakers, aviators, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and the Indigenous Nyungumarta people who welcomed the group to their land.
With Juliana Areias and Rafael Medeiros de Souza- Sunset Brazilian Songs at North Cottesloe, Indian Ocean in the background. Barchetta Bar, Perth Australia 2022.
Shon Boublil, a Canadian physicist, brings Einsteinian physics to Carmel high school in Perth, Australia. This initiative is part of the international Einstein-First project, which originated in Perth, aim at changing the way we teach physics in schools. Shon is currently a physics PhD student at UWA.
Participants presented their findings in this unique session about “Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General”. This was a part of a five days on-line conference of leading physicists and educators from around the world. In 2021, this conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrei D. Sakahrov, and UNESCO has nominated this year A.D. Sakharov year.
Accompanying Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, in a perfect sunset over the Indian Ocean… Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe — at Barchetta. Watch the video here.
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This month, Einstein-First in Perth, Australia, will host an international conference on teaching Einsteinian physics in schools everywhere. Researchers from Norway, Israel, South Korea, China, Brazil, Italy, and Germany will present their findings. The Keynote Speaker, Magdalena Kersting (Norway), will give a lecture on “Impact in Einsteinian Physics Education”. The event will be held at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and will end with a visit to the Australian International Gravitational Observatory, near Gingin, north of Perth. Shon Boublil, a physics Ph.D. student at UWA will give a workshop on teaching Einstein theory of gravity.