How Einstein's most famous equation affects you

“It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing — a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.” –Albert Einstein You’ve heard and seen it plenty of times: Einstein’s most famous equation, E = mc2. I’ve taken you inside this equation before, which … Read moreHow Einstein's most famous equation affects you

"Einstein's Greatest Blunder" was REALLY a blunder!

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” –Albert Einstein Back when Einstein first proposed his theory of General Relativity, his revolutionary picture of the Universe was met with a mix of curiosity, awe, and intense skepticism. It isn’t every day that your most cherished of all physical theories — the … Read more"Einstein's Greatest Blunder" was REALLY a blunder!

Putting Einstein to the Test

“The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will … Read morePutting Einstein to the Test

Faster-than-light travel: is it possible?

Apparently, this is becoming a good place for people to get their questions answered! My friend Brian, recently wanted to know what the possibilities were for faster-than-light travel. Specifically, he was interested in it because he wants humans to do it. Brian: but otherwise how will we ever have a civilization like that in Star … Read moreFaster-than-light travel: is it possible?