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Atlanta Science Festival Celebrates The Science Of Light

Physicist and writer Sidney Perkowitz takes part in the International Year of Light at the Atlanta Science Festival on Wednesday, March 25.
Physicist and writer Sidney Perkowitz takes part in the International Year of Light at the Atlanta Science Festival on Wednesday, March 25.
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The year 2015 is being celebrated worldwide as both the centennial of Albert Einstein’s creation of the General Theory of Relativity and the International Year of Light.

The Atlanta Science Festival is celebrating the milestone with an event this week. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Sidney Perkowitz, Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University to talk about the lecture he’ll be giving, as well as his work in both the science of light and art.

  A Celebration of Light, Gravity, and Einstein takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Georgia Tech’s Historic Academy of Medicine.