Einstein International Symposium: 100 years later (1905 to 2005)

The Conference, organised jointly with the Faculty of Sciences and the Department of Physics of the University of Girona, took place on 22 November 2005, in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Sciences of the UdG and in the La Mercè Cultural Centre in Girona.

The purpose of the conference was to commemorate the fact that a young employee of the Zurich patent office, Albert Einstein, had published three fundamental articles on the special theory of relativity, the photoelectric effect and Brownian motion, which would transform our conception of space-time, energy and matter.

The conference included three talks given by recognised experts in the dissemination of scientific knowledge: Dr. David Jou (Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona), Dr. Xavier Roqué (Professor of the History of Science and Director of the Centre for the Study of the History of Science (CEHIC) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Jean Pierre Luminet (Astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory, Luther, CNRS).

Click here to download the programme.