The Most Famous Equation – Feb 19

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 middle-school 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 Founding Director
WHERE: The Original Hick'ry Pit, 980 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA
Map: [https://goo.gl/maps/qdvorncmoUPrGP2RA]
WHEN: 2020-02-19 — 7pm, Wed, February 19 (1.5 hours)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2020-02-19 19:00 2020-02-19 20:30 Wonderfest, The Most Famous Equation Speaker: Tucker Hiatt, Wonderfest Founding 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 middle-school 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: The Original Hick'ry Pit, 980 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA
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