Public Lectures

AKPA Brings Einstein to Korean Communities

In commemoration of the World Year of Physics, honoring the works of Albert Einstein in 1905, AKPA presented a series of public lectures to Korean-American communities nationwide in 2005 and 2006. From October 2005 through April 2006, four public lectures were given in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. AKPA continued this highly successful public lecture series in the 2006-2007 academic year. Starting in October 2006, four lectures have been given in San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and New York. The last one is scheduled in March, 2007, in Los Angeles.

The purposes of the public lecture series are (1) to raise the scientific literacy of ethnic Koreans in the United States and convey the excitement of modern physics research to them and (2) to stimulate and encourage a greater number of bright Korean students to go into basic science.

(1) Greater San Francisco area
Time: October 8, Saturday, 7:15-9:00 pm, 2005 (Lecture Hall opens at 7:00 pm)
Place: Lecture Hall 201, Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University
Speaker: Dr. Taeil Bai, Stanford University, President-elect of AKPA
Title: Dr. Einstein and the Universe


Media report on the SF event.


(2) Greater Washington DC area
Time: October 15, Saturday, 3:00-4:30 pm, 2005 (4:30-6:00 pm: Lab tour and refreshments)
Place: Lecture Hall 1410, Physics Department, University of Maryland
Speaker: Prof. Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland, President of AKPA
Title: Einstein's Relativity and the Expanding Universe (Presentation slides)

Media report on the DC event.


(3) Greater Los Angeles area
Time: November 26, Saturday, 4:15-5:30 pm, 2005
Place: Korean United Presbyterian Church
Speaker: Dr. Taeil Bai, Stanford University, President-elect of AKPA
Title: Mysteries of the Universe according to Modern Science


(4) Greater Chicago area
Time: April 22, 2006
Place: Northeastern Illinois University
Speaker: Prof. Young-Kee Kim, University of Chicago and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Title: Extreme Physics Where Small and Big Things Meet



(5) Greater San Francisco area
Date: October 21, 2006, Saturday, 7:30-9:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall 201, Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University
Speaker: Professor Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland, President of AKPA
Title: Einstein's Relativity and the Expanding Universe

Media report on the SF event.


(6) Greater Atlanta area
Date: November 19, 2006, Saturday, 5:00-7:00 pm
Venue: Atlanta Korean Cultural Center, Doraville, GA
Speaker: Professor Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland, President of AKPA
Title: Einstein's Relativity and the Expanding Universe

Media report on the AT event.


(7) Greater Washington DC area
Date: December 9, 2006, Saturday, 3:00-4:30 pm
(4:30-6:00 p.m. Tour of the Gravity and Cosmic Ray Laboratories)
Venue: Lecture Hall 1410, Physics Department, University of Maryland
Speaker: Professor Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland, General Secretary of AKPA
Title: Exploring the Universe with Gigantic Balloons in Antarctica

Media report on the DC event.


(8) Greater New York area
Date: January 5, 2007, Friday, 8:00 pm
Venue: KSEA Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference, Fort Lee, New Jersey
Speaker: Professor Yong Wook Kim, Lehigh University, Ex-President of AKPA
Title: Coherent Structures in Randomness