Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
including presentation of the Inaugural
"Physics Teacher of the Year" award
at6-8 pm on Friday April 8th 2005
inthe foyer of the South Australian Museum
On Friday 8th April 2005, 120 invited AIP members, SPACED members, school teachers and government representatives attended the launch of the Einstein International Year of Physics in SA in the foyer of the SA Museum. The picture shows the year starting with a bang, as a hydrogen balloon was detonated by Ms Linda Cooper.
This photograph was taken with the shutter held open for about a second, and an electronic flash triggered sometime during this interval. The long exposure allowed the flame of the explosion to be recorded (but led to the blurred image of everything else). It is presumed that the flash produced what appears to be an image of the turbulent hot air produced by the explosion.
SPACED president Wade Shiell and AIP-SA Treasurer Dr Jamie Quniton
AIP-SA branch chair Dr Olivia Samardzic
Ms Linda Cooper, of Project Catalyst
Ms Linda Cooper congratulates Mr Alan Pepper during presentation to him of the Inaugural Physics Teacher of the Year Award
Dr Olivia Samardzic presents Mr Alan Pepper with an extra to his award
Mr Norman Jones, General Manager of Coherent Scientific, which was one of the sponsors of the launch
A Van der Graff generator put on display by the Investigator Science and Technology Centre
The "Flowvis: the 'Art' of fluid dynamics" exhibition was opened at the launch