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Physicist to discuss 'Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin' March 29

Physicist Lawrence Weinstein will talk about "Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. This free, public event is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Weinstein's presentation is based on his popular science book Guesstimation, co-authored with mathematician John A. Adams. He is a professor of physics at Old Dominion University.

Guesstimation "is a delightful book that …gleams with insight into the measure of all things – from house pets to lottery tickets and from the kitchen to the cosmos," writes astrophysicist Neil
deGrasse Tyson from the American Museum of Natural History, in a book review.

The public lecture is part of a two-day meeting of the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (APS) on the Athens campus, March 29-30. The APS is a national member organization of professional physicists.

For more information about this event, please contact organizers Ken Hicks (hicks@ohio.edu) and Justin Frantz (frantz@ohio.edu), faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.

You can hear and see Professor Weinstein on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx67E0JO8J4&feature=channel

This event is free and open to the public.