Einstein: New exhibition coming
Canadian Museum of Nature
April 12, 2006-- For Immediate Release
OTTAWA - Mention the Theory of Relativity and one name instantly
comes to mind: Einstein. An acclaimed international exhibition about
this brilliant 20th century scientist will be opening on October
20, 2006 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, its only Canadian venue.
"We're excited to be presenting this exhibition about this
fascinating man who made immeasurable contributions to science,"
says CMN President and CEO Joanne DiCosimo.
The exhibition offers manuscripts, personal items, and interactive
exhibits that demonstrate Einstein's revolutionary theories. Along
with learning about the scientific genius who revolutionized the
concepts of space and time, visitors will meet the complex man actively
engaged in the social and political issues of his era. The exhibition
was organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York
City, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Skirball Cultural
Center in Los Angeles. Since its dÉbut in New York City in
late 2002, it has travelled to other U.S. cities: Chicago, Boston,
Los Angeles and Birmingham.
The installation of Einstein at the CMN comes on the heels of the
100th anniversary of his annus mirabilis (miracle year). In 1905
at only 26 years of age, Einstein published several groundbreaking
scientific papers. He explained light as both particles and waves,
the tremendous energy unleashed by atoms and, of course, his Special
Theory of Relativity which includes the famous equation E=mc˛.
Einstein will be part of the exciting wave of new offerings at
the Museum later this year. The entire newly-renovated west side
of the Museum will have a much-anticipated public reopening on October
20. Four floors of exciting new galleries and exhibitions will await
visitors, including a spectacular fossil gallery that will dramatize
the last few million years of the dinosaurs and the rise of mammals.
For more information on the Renewal of the CMN's Victoria Memorial
Museum Building, visit http://nature.ca/reno
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