Ride the Einstein express

March 9, 2010 - 9:16 PM by · 4 Comments
Filed under: education, General, History and Culture, Israeliness, Life, Travel 

Maybe Einstein didn't like cherry tomatoes...

Albert Einstein keeps on coming up on my radar.

Seems that to mark National Science Day and Einstein’s birthday on March 14, Hebrew University and Israel Railways are organizing a ‘Science Train’ crossing Israel from Beersheva to Haifa, part of their ongoing monthly ‘Scientists on the Trains’ lecture series.

(No, I had no idea that there is a Scientists on the Trains series, but it’s a cool idea.)

Next Sunday, March 14, commuters will get to hear lectures on the contribution of Albert Einstein to humanity, as well as meet one of the scientists who developed cherry tomatoes (which will be distributed to passengers on the train during the lecture), learn how a scientist develops an invention and witness physics experiments (such as, what do mountain trains, nuclear submarines and riding bikes have in common? Why doesn’t a car turn over when it takes a sharp turn? And how is this related to planetary orbits around the sun? Can a spinning top rotate in the air?)

Here’s the schedule:
The first lecture by Prof. Gutfreund (on Einstein’s contributions to humanity) will take place on the train departing from Beersheva Central at 10:27 a.m.
The physics experiments will take place on the same line at 11:15 a.m.
The lecture by Prof. Rabinowitch (on cherry tomatoes) will take place when the train departs from Tel Aviv University towards Haifa at 12:20 p.m.
Prof. Rabinowitch will give another lecture on the train leaving Haifa Hof HaCarmel to Tel Aviv at 1:28 p.m.

Get on board!


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