All about Einstein: West Virginia University pays tribute to the world's favorite genius
Weekend event shows off physics, experiments ... and interpretative dancing?!?
With the March for Science on Saturday and Tuesday night's debut of a new TV series about the life of Albert Einstein, this weekend proved the perfect time for an Einstein-themed confab. And that's exactly what occurred on the campus of West Virginia University in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains.
The school's "Celebrating Einstein" conference was truly a multi-disciplinary event. Lectures by physics professors were enhanced by theater students performing an interpretative dance during his speech. An artist who made clay-molded black hole bowls mingled with science fair projects that showed the inner workings of gravitational waves. In total, more than 1,000 people took part in all the festivities.
"The interest in Einstein does not fade into history," Hanoch Gutfreund, the director of the Albert Einstein Archives at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, told From The Grapevine. "If one can say anything about this, the interest in Einstein increases with time. It's greater now."
We were on the ground in Morgantown, W.Va., for a firsthand glimpse of the fun.
And now for some scenes from the danced lecture:
We here at From The Grapevine were honored to be a part of the weekend's festivities. During a Facebook Live event broadcast on Friday, we were interviewed about the dozens of Einstein-related stories we've written during the past couple years. You can watch that video below:
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