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Doug Marett
The Sagnac Effect

Date: 2011-07-09 Time: 09:00 - 17:00 9.9 (8 years 10 months ago)

Where: College Park, MD, United States Venue: Stamp Student Union


NPAers all know that the Sagnac Effect challenges Einstein's paradigms of relativity, but how many have actually seen the experiment at first hand? Electronics whiz Doug Marett will demonstrate that the effect governing laser gyros and GPS satellite systems works as well today as it did when first discovered back in 1913. And a century later it still presents a theoretical challenge to conventional thinking about light.