The Most Famous Equation – Sep 16

Around the world, people recognize that E=mc^2 oozes cosmic insight. But what does this "most famous equation" really say? What are energy and mass? And what makes the speed of light, c, so important? [Hint: mass, moving at speed c, doesn't turn into energy!] Using little more than common experience and 9th-grade math, Einstein's "special relativity" gem can come to life — with surprising insights into the nature of reality.

Speaker Tucker Hiatt, founding director of Wonderfest, has taught physics for a looong time. In 2006, he won the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, and, from 2008 to 2014, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Chemistry Department.


Tucker Hiatt

WHAT: The Most Famous Equation
WHO: Tucker Hiatt, Wonderfest Director
WHERE: Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501
WHEN: 2019-09-16 — 2pm, Monday, Sep 16 (1.5 hrs)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-09-16 14:00 2019-09-16 15:30 Wonderfest, The Most Famous Equation Speaker: Tucker Hiatt, Wonderfest Director
Description:

Around the world, people recognize that E=mc^2 oozes cosmic insight. But what does this "most famous equation" really say? What are energy and mass? And what makes the speed of light, c, so important? [Hint: mass, moving at speed c, doesn't turn into energy!] Using little more than common experience and 9th-grade math, Einstein's "special relativity" gem can come to life — with surprising insights into the nature of reality.

Speaker Tucker Hiatt, founding director of Wonderfest, has taught physics for a looong time. In 2006, he won the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, and, from 2008 to 2014, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Chemistry Department.

Location: Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501
HOW:

This event is FREE. But please help nonprofit Wonderfest to spread the clear-eyed optimism of science by donating via the Eventbrite "Tickets" link, below.