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WYP2005 Events in Austria. Opening Events Jan. 13, 2005 Salzburg Jan. 18, 2005 Graz Jan. 19, 2005 Vienna Physics Calendar 2005 every day in the internet a Physics-related story made by Austrian students once a week in the newspaper ( Der Standard ). WYP2005 Events.

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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • Opening Events

    Jan. 13, 2005 Salzburg

    Jan. 18, 2005 Graz

    Jan. 19, 2005 Vienna

  • Physics Calendar 2005

    every day in the internet a Physics-related story

    made by Austrian students

    once a week in the newspaper (Der Standard)


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WYP2005 Events

  • Long Night of Physics

    April 19, 2005 major events in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck local events in many schools


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WYP2005 Events

  • Physics enlightens the world

    Best in participation: Taiwan Austria Dominican Republic


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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • 375 years since Kepler

    June10-12, 2005 Graz

    Part of the annual World Heritage Festival of Graz

    Public exhibition dedicaded to the work of Johannes Kepler in Graz, including historical, social and cultural activities of the time


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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • 375 years since Kepler


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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • Physics Event ÖPG 2005

    September 27-29, 2005 Vienna

    Annual meeting of the Austrian Physical Society

  • spiel.raum.physik

    Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2005 Vienna

    Public presentations of physics by universities and schools


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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • European Science Week

    Nov. 2005 in Graz

    Festival celebrating Kepler´s death on Nov. 15

    Exhibition in the local Kepler museum

    Connection via webcam with the exhibition in Milano (Galileo Galilei) and other Kepler museums


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WYP2005 Events in Austria

  • Public lecture series and workshops

    „Einstein lectures“ in Vienna (Ketterle, Penrose, ..)

    All the year in many cities

  • Public presentation of physics

    all the year especially in schools or public buildings (railway station, city centres, museums, …)

  • Reports in TV and radio


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Physics Talent Search

  • Coordinated by Beverly Hartline ([email protected])

  • 21 countries participated:Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Croatia (?), Cyprus, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Korea (?), Netherlands, Poland, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, USA

  • Planned meeting in Taiwan (?)Dec. 30 – Jan. 5


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Physics Talent Search in Austria

  • 137 participants (6 from Hungary)

    Only a third send their work back “Talent camp” for the best students


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Physics as a cultural heritage

A travelling exhibition

  • a number of historical stations

  • each independently developed

  • joint overall concept


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The stations: What is covered so far – what is missing:

Ancient cosmology: Romania

The discovery of time: Bulgaria, Israel, Romania

Numbers, proportions, and the harmony of the spheres: Austria

Ancient Chinese Physics: Korea, Japan, China

The world view of Mesoamericans: Mexico, Guatemala

Ancient Indian Physics: India

The Islamic contribution to medieval physics: Pakistan

Traditional African physics: South Africa


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The stations: What is covered so far – what is missing:

The enigma of the rainbow: Poland

Of loadstone and amber

Of sailors and scientists: Portugal

The scientific revolution of the renaissance: Italy, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands;Missing: Newton

From frog’s legs to power plants: Italy, France, Serbia;Missing: Faraday, Maxwell

Merging space and time: Italy, Slovenia, Israel

Of particles, waves, and entangled states: Austria, USA, Switzerland, Israel


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Physics as a cultural heritage

A travelling exhibition

  • Try to get further funding from the EU

  • Money for overall coordination would be necessary (travel expenses for meetings, overall design , ….)

  • At least 2 years will be necessary to get all the stations


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Suggestions beyond 2005

Physics and Society Forum

  • Austrian EU Council Presidency

  • Vienna, early 2006

  • Dialogue between physicists and decision-makers


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Suggestions beyond 2005

Working Group for the promotion of physics

  • Members: WYP2005 Coordinators

  • Purpose: sharing ideas and informations

  • Internet forum

  • Meeting every year, starting spring 2006


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