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Los Alamos Scientist to Present Seminar on the Speed of Light
September 30, 2002

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 WHO: Peter W. Milonni, Los Alamos National Laboratory


 WHAT: Seminar "Fast Light, Slow Light"


WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 9


WHERE: Room 101, Willet Science Center, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon.


WHY:  Can light travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum? Does this  violate Einstein's theory of relativity? At the opposite extreme, can light come to a complete stop? Recent experiments have shaken up our ideas about light, suggesting that both are possible. Dr. Peter Miloni will explain the theory behind these experiments. Milonni is a theoretical physicist from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is the author of a well-known book on lasers and numerous scientific papers.


Media interested in covering the lecture should contact Lance Wallace at (478) 301-4037.


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