In reference to Albert Einstein, 1905 is called the "Annus Mirabilis," or "Miracle Year." In that year he published four world-shaking papers. The first explained the photoelectric effect (for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize), the second Brownian motion, and the fourth developed the principle of mass-energy equivalence or E=mc2. It is the third paper, "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies," for which he is, arguably, most well know. It is generally referred to as The Special Theory of Relativity.
This month GAC member Thomas Hefner guide us through that third paper. His talk will discuss some of the history and concepts that lead to Albert Einstein's Theory on Special Relativity. Some equations will be presented for those that want to see the math but the goal of the talk is to present the concepts without getting too deep into the weeds of the math. meeting.
Thomas is a long-time GAC member, he currently teaches science at the Middle College at UNCG in Greensboro, and is a weekend operator/presenter in the OmniSphere planetarium at The Greensboro Science Center.