An introduction to the theme issue

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dc.description Citation: Zollman, D. A., & Brown, D. (2016). An introduction to the theme issue. American Journal of Physics, 84(5), 325-326. doi:10.1119/1.4943960
dc.description.abstract When the topic for the 2016 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on physics research and education was selected in 2012, the timing seemed appropriate. Albert Einstein had explained in 1916 how his general theory of relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Four years ago we could not have imagined that just a few months before this conference the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes would be announced. Thus, while the physics and education GRC is unique among Gordon Conferences, this one will be even more special in that it will be the first conference to bring together researchers and educators so shortly after a major discovery in the field. The increase in interest in fundamental science generated by this historic announcement is already evident, and the conference will provide a great opportunity to discuss better ways to teach students about relativity and gravitation.
dc.rights This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in D. A. Zollmman et al., Am. J. Phys. 84, 325 (2016) and may be found at
dc.title An introduction to the theme issue
dc.type Article 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.1119/1.4943960
dc.citation.epage 326
dc.citation.issn 0002-9505
dc.citation.issue 5
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Physics
dc.citation.spage 325
dc.citation.volume 84
dc.description.embargo 2016-03
dc.contributor.authoreid dzollman

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