Grant Mathews, director of the University of Notre Dames Center for Astrophysics, and Chris Kolda, an associate professor of physics at the University, will present a lecture titledEinsteins Last Quest: The Search for Extra Dimensions and Parallel Universesat 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 24) in McKenna Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.
The talk is sponsored by the Department of PhysicsMiller Lecture Series and is part of the departments celebration of the World Year of Physics, a yearlong celebration of the centenary of what historians call Albert Einsteins annus mirabilis (miraculous year). In 1905, Einstein, then a patent clerk inBern,Switzerland, published three revolutionary papers on special relativity, the photoelectric effect, and Brownian motion. Notre Dames physicists are marking the year with a series of lectures, workshops and conferences.