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PIRSA:C05012 - EinsteinFest - 2005PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

EinsteinFest

Organizer(s): Michael Duschenes  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C05012


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PIRSA:05090000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Einstein Fest Media Launch
Speaker(s): Michael Duschenes
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Date: 01/09/2005 - 11:45 am

PIRSA:05100000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Setting the Stage for 1905 - The 19th Century: Physics becomes Queen of the Sciences and Part of Culture
Speaker(s): John Rigden
Abstract: The achievements of 19th Century physicists stand shoulder to shoulder with those of their 20th Century successors. Physics, per se, did not exist in 1800, but a century later, physics not only existed, but was regarded as the model for all sciences. During the 19th Century, the physics that dominat... read more
Date: 01/10/2005 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:05100001  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Cultural Climate of Einsteins Europe around 1905
Speaker(s): Stephen Kern
Abstract: Stephen Kern will set the stage for the Miraculous Year with an examination of the general cultural climate surrounding Einstein’s eventations of 1905. Taking the fact that Einstein’s most important paper begins with a discussion of simultaneity, Kern will consider how a variety of developments in... read more
Date: 01/10/2005 - 12:00 pm

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Einstein Inside Out! For Ages 10 to 14
Speaker(s): Damian Pope
Abstract: Just who was Albert Einstein? And what did he achieve? This talk will introduce some of his amazing discoveries and examine where curiosity can lead you.
Date: 01/10/2005 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:05100003  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
March 1905: Einstein's Revolutionary Quantum Paper
Speaker(s): John Rigden
Abstract: Einstein’s March paper, the only paper that Einstein himself called revolutionary, directly challenged the firm beliefs of all physicists. With compelling evidence in their support, physicists regarded the nature of light as a closed chapter: light was a continuous electromagnetic wave. Einstein co... read more
Date: 01/10/2005 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:05100004  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
April and May 1905: Witnessing Atoms
Speaker(s): John Rigden
Abstract: In 1905, there were prominent scientists who did not believe in atoms. Einstein did. His April and May papers were motivated in part to support the concept of atoms. The April paper, Einstein’s dissertation and one of his most cited papers, shows how the dimensions of a sugar molecule, suspended in... read more
Date: 02/10/2005 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:05100005  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Einstein's Science Demystified - Ages 15 and up
Speaker(s): Damian Pope
Abstract: This talk will take you on a tour through the mind of Albert Einstein, focussing on his discoveries of 1905 and the vital role his theories play in many of today's technologies.
Date: 02/10/2005 - 12:00 pm

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June and September 1905: Reshaping Space, Time and Energy
Speaker(s): John Rigden
Abstract: Few, if any, papers have attracted as much attention as Einstein’s June paper on the Special Theory of Relativity and no equation of physics has become part of common discourse except for the equation Einstein presented in his September paper: E = mc2. The concepts of space and time are ubiquitous ... read more
Date: 02/10/2005 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:05100009  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Approaching Babel: Psychology as a 'new science' in 1905
Speaker(s): Sonu Shamdasani
Abstract: At the turn of the century, numerous figures were attempting to form a new unitary science of psychology, modelled on how they imagined sciences like physics and chemistry functioned, with the discovery of universal laws and discoverers who would be proclaimed to be on the scale of Copernicus and Ne... read more
Date: 04/10/2005 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:05100013  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Wright Brothers and their Fabulous Flying Machines
Speaker(s): Peter Jakab
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Date: 08/10/2005 - 10:00 am

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