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Fri January 24, 2014

Albert Einstein: Inside the Brain of a Genius

Albert Einstein (left) and Hendrik Lorentz (right) in 1921.
Albert Einstein (left) and Hendrik Lorentz (right) in 1921.
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In 1905, a young German physicist proposed an equation that would forever change our perception of special relativity. His name was Albert Einstein and his equation was E = MC2. Over a century later, Einstein’s theory of relativity still stands as one of science’s greatest achievements. It established Einstein as one of the 20th-century’s greatest celebrities, and one of history’s greatest thinkers.

But Einstein’s genius extended well beyond relativity. Not only did he explore other areas of theoretical physics, but he also enjoyed pondering some of the most puzzling philosophical conundrums of his time.

On our program, we delve into the life and mind of this celebrated genius to see what made Einstein such an… Einstein.

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Frederick Lepore - Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • A. Douglas Stone - Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale University, and author of Einstein and the Quantum:  The Quest of the Valiant Swabian 

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