World year of physics 2005

Richard H. Price, University of Utah

The year 2005 will be the centenary year of the 1905 Einstein miraculous year, in connection with this, UNESCO has declared 2005 a World Year of Physics. Each country would plan its own events and perhaps there will be an international meeting in Switzerland. The European Physical Society is leading the way and heading the European side of things.

The APS plans to be part of this, and they are thinking about outreach activities under the tentative title ``Einstein in the 21st Century." Although Einstein's 1905 achievements really had nothing to do with the G of TGG, we do have a special claim on Einstein (the Einstein prize, for example). The role we will play in 2005 is now being considered.

Jorge Pullin 2002-09-23