Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Physics enlightens the world

Posted by: bracuta
I was part of the project last night.
I took Mariu, Jose, Memo and Javier to Mariu's and Memo's School (St. Michael's) last night because they wanted to take part in the project.
What wa it about? Here's an excerpt from the project's home page, World Year of Physics 2005:
"A world-wide action, maybe worth an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, will in true sense form a highlight of the World Year of Physics.

In the evening of April 18, 2005 lights are switched off in Princeton, NJ, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Einstein’s death. A light emerges, forming the seed for a grand optical relay. The flash of darkness and light wanders across the country, transgresses boundaries, spans a continent, leaps across the seas, spreads over hemispheres and eventually embraces the whole globe, uniting all nations by the enlightening power of physics."

Posted by: bracuta
The light arrived precisely at 9:00 p.m. via internet. We were all watching the projection of the computer screen on a wall , where we were going to be told when the light arrived.

Posted by: bracuta

After a few fireworks, we hopped into our cars and drove all around the city, taking the light to all the local schools. Of course, it was symbolic, but we had a great time.

Reporting to you live from Santo Domingo, this was Bracuta of Borg, the born-again nerd.