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‘Einstein the Man’ performance at Argonne National Laboratory April 7, University of Chicago April 8

Bill Landry
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Actor Bill Landry will portray Einstein the Man in a performance that highlights some of Albert Einstein’s major scientific and philosophical ideas at Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, April 7, and at the University of Chicago on Friday, April 8.

The performances will begin at 7 p.m. April 7 in Building 362 auditorium at Argonne, and at 10 a.m. April 8 at the Oriental Institute Lecture Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., on the University of Chicago campus. Admission is free at both locations.

Landry has performed Einstein the Man more than 850 times to an audience of half a million in 38 states. The play has been adapted for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System.

Landry has received three Emmy awards for his work on the television program “The Heartland Series.” A resident of Knoxville, Tenn., he has received an Excellence in Education Award from Carson Newman University and an honorary doctorate of the humanities from Lincoln Memorial University.

The Einstein the Man performances are jointly sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and by the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. The event is being held in observance of the World Year of Physics 2005, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s miracle year. In 1905, Einstein published three important papers describing ideas that have influenced all of modern physics.

Those wishing to attend the Argonne performance should preregister by calling (630) 252-5580. A photo ID is required for all attendees 16 years of age and older. Argonne is located near the South Cass Avenue exit off I-55 near Darien, Ill.
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