Faster than a speeding locomotive. by Bryan
E=MC^2 serving up the most delicious physics problems since 1905.
No, I’m not talking Clark Kent here.
I’m talking about the speed of light!
I’m talking about what happened 100 years ago today.
Don’t tell me you don’t know! (gasps)
It’s the WORLD YEAR OF PHYSICS!
Actually, I only discovered this little snippet of information yesterday while cleaning spam from my inbox.
Join your fellow Student Pugwash members in the 100th anniversary celebration of the creation of E=mc2, Einstein’s most famous equation! “Einstein’s Big Idea,” part of PBS’s NOVA series, will be shown on PBS stations nationwide on Tuesday, October 11. The program describes the development of the scientific concepts that inspired Einstein’s own special theory of relativity.
More information on the program is available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/. This page includes more information on Einstein’s life, the importance of the equation in today’s science, suggestions for further reading, and other resources. A detailed program description is below.
Student Pugwash USA
MIT has its own chapter of Student Pugwash. Pugwash exists to address the effects of science and technology developments on society.
If I had the ability to travel through time, I think I’d go back and meet Ol’ Al. Who’d you go meet?