28 No. 6
Would Einstein Have Approved? A Discussion About
the International Year of Physics
Minella Alarcon s interview with Judy Franz, Martial
Ducloy, Francis Allotey, and Masno Ginting
successful was the International Year of Physics? In celebrating
the 100th anniversary of Einsteins annus mirabilis in
1905, the Year was intended to serve as a rallying point for
the public by recalling the important benefits physics has
brought society over the past century.
leading physicists speak frankly about their individual experiences
with the Year: Prof. Judy Franz from the USA is secretary
general of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
(IUPAP) and executive officer of the American Physical Society;
Prof. Martial Ducloy from France chaired the International
Steering Committee for the Year and is former president of
the European Physical Society; Prof. Francis Allotey from
Ghana is president of the Society of African Physicists and
Mathematicians; and Prof. Masno Ginting from Indonesia is
president of the Indonesian Physical Society.
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