UWA Wallal Expedition Centenary

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. 

Shon Boublil with Paul Davies (Physics Professor at Arizona State University and Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science)
Conference on Einsteinian physics: Paul Davies,, David Blair, Tamara Davis

1st Electronic Conference on Universe Feb – 2021

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.



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.


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