In the preparation for the Einstein Symposium, Bibliotheca Alexandrina has made a deal with Alexandria City Center to place a booth at the entrance of the Center from 22 February to the last day of the conference. This is part of the promotional procedures of the conference, that will help people anywhere to be updated with the news of the conference.
The winning team of the scientific contest, organized parallel to the Einstein Symposium, will receive three airline Tickets to Princeton , USA , supplied by Lufthansa , to visit Einstein's House, office and many other tours in Princeton University for a week, where they will be staying in the Institute of Advanced Studies ( IAS ) apartments.
The Goethe Institute has helped in securing German speakers, in addition to, helping approach the German speaking community in Alexandria to promote for the Symposium
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone the "Einstein II" conference entitled "Does nature play dice?" until further notice.
If we try to make a label to every year, 1905 will be labeled Einstein's Annus Mirabilis - "the miracle year". In 1905, Einstein published his 5 major papers on the special theory of relativity, Brownian motion and the quantum theory. It was for the quantum theory that he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize. To honor the centennial of 1905, the Library of Alexandria is organizing a symposium in June 2005, the UNESCO declared "World Year of Physics (WYP)". WYP is a worldwide celebration of physics and its importance in our everyday life. Physics, not only plays an important role in the development of science and technology, but it also has a tremendous impact on our society. WYP aims to raise the worldwide awareness of physics and physical sciences. This year gives us the opportunity to celebrate Einstein, his great ideas, his influence, and how he changed our view of ourselves, our world and the universe at large.
The Celebration at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina will take place from 4-6 June 2005, and will be honored by the presence of Nobel Laureates and world authorities.
The main events will be:
Science and Society
Einstein - the man and his legacy
Scientific Meeting (closed sessions)
Co-organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton. Professor Edward Witten has graciously accepted to chair the organizing committee.
Hosting the Exhibition in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History
Also there will be a workshop for the children, and a scientific contest for the university students.
The official language of the symposium is English with simultaneous translation to Arabic.
All attendance are joining us in the Library to celebrate the achievements of one of the key figures in the last century-Albert Einstein.