E=FAC²: Einstein Made (Relatively) Simple

Lecture by Umass Physics Professor Guy Blaylock

E=FAC²: Einstein Made (Relatively) Simple

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Flavin Hall, Insenberg School of Management Rm 137   from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Einstein was one of the towering scientific intellects of the 20th century. He was the designer of the theories of special and general relativity, and an important contributor to statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics and cosmology. It can be argued however, that he was first and foremost an artist. The impetus of his scientific genius was based on aesthetic principles of simplicity, completeness, and elegance. In this lecture we explore the scientific principles behind Einstein's science, using them to illustrate both the similarities and differences with artistic creation.


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