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Alexandria, 31 May 2005—Saturday, 4 June 2005, will witness a day dedicated to lectures by Nobel Laureates at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). An annual meeting of Nobel Laureates hosted by the BA, it will be attended by foreign and Arab scientists. This year’s lectures will focus on physics as the BA celebrates the World Year of Physics (1905), a year that marked Albert Einstein’s publishing of five major papers on special theory of relativity, Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect, and his famous equation E=mc2.Honoring the symposium with their eminent presence, are Nobel Laureates: Professor Murray Gell-Mann, who was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions; Professor Klaus von Klitzing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1985 for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect; and Professor Gerardus ’t Hooft who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics.Visit the Nobel Foundation at: http://nobelprize.org
The Documentation of the Ministry of Awqaf Drawings
This is an ongoing joint project between the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) and the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments). The main objective is to document and classify the information from a collection of about 450 drawings and plates from the Ministry of Awqaf. These drawings, which are of m...
For the past five years, the Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), together with IBM, have been working to bring the awe-inspiring experience of Egypt to the world through a project known as ‘Eternal Egypt.’ It represents a...
Digital Manuscript Library
The publication of digital manuscript sets comes in conformity with the BA's mission to adopt modern digital technologies. The Digital Manuscript Library project aims at publishing the manuscript treasures of Arabic heritage in digital form. The year 2007 witnessed the release of the fifth and sixth sets of the Digital Man...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the BA has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge (A2K), promotion of innovation and creativity, and intellectual property (IP)...
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global project to bring together, on infinitely expandable web pages, information about all of the approximately 1.9 million species of plants, animals and microorganisms on Earth. As a collaborative effort of tens of thousands of people with expertise around the world, the EOL project a...
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