Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. El sueño de Tesla. Einstein's spooky action acts at 10,000 times the speed of light. A bonus scene from REALITY LOST, a different documentary about quantum mechanics by Karol Jalochowski, the movie produced by Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at National University of Singapore.
Christian Kurtsiefer, a Principal Investigator at CQT, explains how and why he hacks quantum cryptographic systems. Dag Kaszlikowski is the host. We filmed this conversation at the Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle. SYNOPSIS When 20th century begun, a major shift took place in science. Scientists started making experiments with an unprecedented precision. Michio Kaku. Richard Feynman. He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and became known to a wide public in the 1980s as a member of the Rogers Commission, the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology. He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology. Feynman was a keen popularizer of physics through both books and lectures, notably a 1959 talk on top-down nanotechnology called There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom, and the three-volume publication of his undergraduate lectures, The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Feynman also became known through his semi-autobiographical books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Early life Feynman was a late talker, and by his third birthday had yet to utter a single word. Education Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.
Einstein Archives. Einstein Archives. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Maybe Were Not As Smart As We Think We Are. Albert Einstein: Why Light is Quantum. The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov. By Isaac Asimov I received a letter from a reader the other day.
It was handwritten in crabbed penmanship so that it was very difficult to read. Nevertheless, I tried to make it out just in case it might prove to be important. In the first sentence, he told me he was majoring in English Literature, but felt he needed to teach me science. (I sighed a bit, for I knew very few English Lit majors who are equipped to teach me science, but I am very aware of the vast state of my ignorance and I am prepared to learn as much as I can from anyone, however low on the social scale, so I read on.)
It seemed that in one of my innumerable essays, here and elsewhere, I had expressed a certain gladness at living in a century in which we finally got the basis of the Universe straight. These are all twentieth-century discoveries, you see. The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. No one knows nothing. Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity. Benjamin Franklin. Einstein for Everyone.
Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D.
Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved.