Mainely Physics

Mainely Physics Road Show

We invite you to invite us! Let us visit your school or civic group (at no charge) where we will put on an exciting and informative hour-long show tailored to your students!

If it’s more convenient, come to Orono! You can combine your visit with a trip to the Emera Astronomy Center, the Page Farm and Home Museum, the Hudson Museum, or any number of other great things to do on the UMaine campus. Also available close by is the Cole Land Transportation Museum, the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, or the Maine Discovery Museum.

Want to search for gravity waves?


Celebrate Einstein’s Birthday With ‘Pi’

Poster with picture of Pi next to a picture of Einstein sticking his tongue outCoincidence or cosmic joke? Albert Einstein’s birthday just happens to fall on ‘Pi Day,’ or 3.14 (March 14).

2005 – Einstein’s Miraculous Year – 100 year anniversary

Cover of Time Magazine with a picture of Einstein - 'Person of the Century' Einstein wrote three fundamental papers, all in a few months. The first paper claimed that light must sometimes behave like a stream of particles with discrete energies, “quanta.” The second paper offered an experimental test for the theory of heat. The third paper addressed a central puzzle for physicists of the day about the connection between electromagnetic theory and ordinary motion, and solved it using the “principle of relativity.”

“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.” – Albert Einstein