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Information for the media and press releases

Einstein Year is being coordinated by the Institute of Physics. For media enquiries please contact Maneera Stenhouse, email:, tel: 020 7470 4813, fax: 020 7470 4991.

Current Press Releases
Festive excuses for scrooges (19 December 2005)
We all love the festive season, but there are certain traditions that some of us could do without – battling your way through crowds on the high street, driving for miles to visit your in-laws, and agonising over roasting the perfect turkey, to name a few

Spectacular science show delivers the ‘wow’ factor (28 November 2005)
Sound waves made of flames and giant smoke rings will be among the stars taking centre stage at a premiere at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 6 December 2005.

New website explores the Inside Story of the Human Body (16 November 2005)
Ever wondered what happens to the brain when you kiss someone for the first time? Ever imagined what the inside of a bum looks like? Or questioned how a tumour is treated?

Debating the future of science in cyberspace (11 October 2005)
How is physics changing the future of the computer gaming industry? What does the Many-People phenomena mean? And what lies beyond the moon?

A new day for an old calendar (26 September 2005)
The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) is inviting members of the public - especially amateur astronomers and the Islamic community - to help make the dates of the lunar calendar more accurate.

A new website that seriously kicks ass! (05 August 2005)
Discover the physics behind Kung Fu at

Physics of the Paranormal (20 May 2005)
Scientists announce initial results of large-scale ghost investigation

Scientists to investigate ghostly experiences (13 May 2005)
New large-scale scientific experiment explores alleged haunting.

Constant Speed (13 May 2005)
A unique dance production based on Einstein's physics to premiere on 24 May at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.

Einstein gets animated (29 March 2005)
Einstein on the Big Screen- a celebratory film weekend exploring both Einstein's and science's screen images

Ipswich Town celebrates Einstein's success (23 March 2005)
On Thursday 17th March Ipswich Town Football Club brought the fun of physics to their ground at Portman Road, celebrating Einstein Year and marking the centenary of Einstein’s miraculous year, when he published three ground-breaking papers.

Manchester girls win UK’s toughest science contest (17 March 2005)
A team of students from Altrincham Girls Grammar School in Manchester have won the grand final of the most challenging science competition Paperclip Physics, organised by the Institute of Physics and involving teams of students from all over the UK.

Physicist and stunt rider create world’s first ‘Einstein Flip’ (05 January 2005)
A unique BMX stunt, created in a collaboration between a physicist and one of the UK’s top international stunt riders, was performed for the first time today (5th Jan 2005) to mark the launch of Einstein Year at the Science Museum in London.

Einstein gets a surfing lesson at UK’s biggest surf festival (06 August 2004)
Einstein visits the Rip Curl surf festival for some surfing instruction with Pro surfers Emanuelle Joly (Womans Champ 2003) and Rubyn Ash.