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On the Firing Line


Einstein-in-the-City, a World Year of Physics outreach event, was held on May 18 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville in conjunction with the biennial DPB/Particle Accelerator Conference. The panelists, who fielded questions from the audience, are (seated, l to r) Maury Tigner (Cornell University), Norbert Holtkamp (Spallation Neutron Source), Michael Turner (University of Chicago/NSF), and Carlo Rubbia (University of Pavia). The moderator (standing) is Bill Madia, former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Questions included: "What would Einstein ask tonight?", "What does physics have to say about evolution?", "Was Einstein ever wrong?", and "What is Bell’s theorem and why should I care about it?".

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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