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ESS Building, Fall 2015

Directions to SBU and ESS Bldg

  • Exit 62N of the LIE (I-495)
  • Nicolls Rd North (Route 97) (9 mi)
  • Left through the North entrance
  • Right on Circle Road (1 mi)
  • Left onto Campus Dr (10 yd)
  • Left onto John S. Toll Dr (50 yd)
  • Right into the large parking lot
  • The ESS Bldg is in the NE end of the parking lot


All lectures begin at 7:30 pm in ESS 001. "Worlds of Physics" is part of a lecture series that includes the Astronomy Open Night, the Living World and the Geology Open Night.

Fall 2017

September 8, 2017

Laszlo Mihaly: Why do you need Einstein's special and general relativity to find your way in NYC?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) transformed the way we are traveling. We discuss how the system was developed and what the basic principles are behind it. It turns out that without properly implementing time corrections predicted by Einstein's special and general relativity the system would not work.

Professor Mihaly is a condensed matter physicist and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

See Spring '17 Announcements here.

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