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Austin Peay State University collaboration brings New York University Matthew Stanley professor to campus to lecture on ‘Einstein’s War’

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – New York University history of science professor Dr. Matthew Stanley will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 to deliver a lecture on “Albert Einstein’s War: How World War I Made Relativity.”

Albert Einstein and Dr. Matthew Stanley

Albert Einstein and Dr. Matthew Stanley

The lecture will be 12:30pm-2:00pm at the APSU Morgan University Center’s Room 103. Stanley also will plant a space gummy tree at noon before the lecture – Monday also is Earth Day.

The tree planting will be in front of the Browning Administration Building by the Clement Building.

The lecture is a collaboration of the Phi Alpha Theta club, the Department of History and Philosophy, the History Club, the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.

Stanley is author of “Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I.” The book is “a thrilling history of the development of the theory of relativity … a superb account of Einstein’s and Eddington’s spectacularly successful struggles to work and survive under miserable wartime conditions,” according to a Kirkus book review.

Map showing where the tree-planting will be.

Map showing where the tree-planting will be.

Stanley teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and holds degrees in history, astronomy, physics and religion. He also explains physics to non-scientists in his weekly podcast “What the If?”

To learn more about the space gummy tree, go to https://americanheritagetrees.org/partners/space-gummy-tree.


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