The Most Famous Equation – Jan 28

Around the world, people recognize that E=mc^2 oozes cosmic wisdom. 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.

WHAT: The Most Famous Equation
WHO: Tucker Hiatt, Wonderfest Director
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 []
WHEN: 2019-01-28 — 6:00pm, Monday, Jan 28

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.