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Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Why Study Gravitation? What Else is There to Know?

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled Why Study Gravitation? What Else is There to Know?, presented by Vincent Rodgers, Professor of Physics. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged.

RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Interested" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends and Alumni will be prompted to create an account the first time they register for a University of Iowa event. Please contact if you encounter any technical issues. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published Principia which illuminated our dynamical world with the now famous F=ma formula. In the same volume he demonstrated that an apple falls from a tree under the influence of the same forces that cause the moon to go around the Earth and the Earth to go around the Sun. This was called the Universal Law of Gravitation. Now 331 years later, theoretical physicists are vigorously studying gravitation. This lecture will discuss how Albert Einstein augmented Newton’s work and why even today Einstein’s theory is still considered unsatisfactory. 

This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement. To view upcoming lectures in the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series visit Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, Room 201
1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA

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After Class, Outreach Iowa, STEM




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