He was primarily responsible for bringing to South Africa the iconic 'Physics for Sustainable Development' Conference in 2005 as a part of the International Year of Physics
. This cast a distinct spotlight on physics as an instrument for development in Africa.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of this theory and the International Year of Physics
, this edition adds an afterword that views Einstein's achievements from a more recent perspective.
I could be missing something, but I don't think the International Year of Physics
had much of an impact on anyone except physicists.
"The university wants to encourage year nine students to get switched on to science so we can discover the Einsteins of the 21st century." Event organiser Mohammed Ansar said: "The university is proud to be participating in the International Year of Physics
Since 2005 is the International Year of Physics
, there was a physics flavour to the day.
These include SciFest Africa "Friends with the Universe": a key YEAST 1998 project, the International and National Physics Olympiad, his contributions to the International Year of Physics
(IYP), the SALT Collateral Benefits plan and the formation of STARTEC, a collaboration for outreach of the world's leading observatories.