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Here is your opportunity to experience, online, select content from Perimeter Institute's highly successful two-week International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP). While we could reach up to 100 "young physicists" per year with our onsite ISSYP camps, our Virtual ISSYP opens up this fantastic learning experience for all to enjoy. The Virtual ISSYP is intended for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the wonders of modern physics and the excitement of research and discovery at the frontiers of knowledge.

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PIRSA:08080072  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 2 - Gravity is a Curvature
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: Spacetime tells matter how to move, and matter tells spacetime how to curve. Learning Outcomes: • Why gravity can be seen as a curvature of spacetime. • That Einstein’s field equations describe how matter curves spacetime. • How Sir Arthur Eddington verified Einstein’s theory of ge... read more
Date: 01/08/2006 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:06080000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity - Part 1
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract:
Date: 01/08/2006 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08080071  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 1 - Introduction of a New Idea
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: We shift our ideas from Newton’s law of gravity to a new set of equations that describe how gravity is a consequence of the curvature of spacetime. Learning Outcomes: • John Michell and his hypothetical object called a dark star. • How to determine the mass of a planet required for the escap... read more
Date: 01/08/2006 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08080073  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 3 - Who's Who in the Story of Black Holes
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: An introduction to a few of the major scientists who applied Einstein's ideas to better understand the life cycle of various stars. Learning Outcomes: • How Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar resolved the paradox of the white dwarf star, and how Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky described the dynamics of ... read more
Date: 01/08/2006 - 10:45 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08080074  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 4 - The Life Story of Stars
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: The mathematical predictions made by scientists tell a story of the life and death of stars. Learning Outcomes: • How the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram describes the life cycle of stars. • Depending on its mass, how a star ends its life as a white dwarf star, a neutron star, or a black hole, ... read more
Date: 01/08/2006 - 10:45 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08080075  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 5 - The Black Hole
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: The anatomy of a black hole. Learning Outcomes: • What are the mass requirements for a star to become a black hole? • The anatomy of a Schwarzschild black hole, including the singularity and the event horizon. • What a traveller would experience if he orbited a black hole, or had the b... read more
Date: 02/08/2006 - 9:15 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:06080034  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
General Relativity 6 - The Star Called a Black Hole
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: The physical attributes of a black hole and what types of physical evidence astronomers use the locate them. Learning Outcomes: • What are the physical requirements for a star to become a black hole, and what properties of that star remain after the black hole is formed?• The types of black hol... read more
Date: 02/08/2006 - 9:15 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08070050  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Special Relativity 12 - Einstein's Rotating Disk Thought Experiment
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Introduction to Einstein's famous rotating disk thought experiment, which he used to help him understand the true nature of gravity. Learning Outcomes: • Understanding that an observer placed at the edge of a rotating disk (or inside a rotating cylinder) experiences an artificial gravitational ... read more
Date: 27/07/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08070052  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Special Relativity 14 - The Curved Geometry of a Rotating Space
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: The spacetime diagram of a rotating Bob is analyzed, leading us to conclude that his spatial geometry is curved. Learning Outcomes: • Understanding the physical effects of the rotation on the rotating observers, metal panels of the cylinder and so forth. • Understanding the properties of a r... read more
Date: 27/07/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

PIRSA:08070051  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Special Relativity 13 - Artificial Gravity Provides Hints about Real Gravity
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Analyzing the artificial gravitational field inside a rotating cylinder to discover hints about the nature of real gravitational fields. Learning Outcomes: • How to compare relativistic effects of an accelerated observer who is inside the rotating cylinder to observers at rest in the inertial ... read more
Date: 27/07/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual

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