Course Details

945: Physics of Spacetime

February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

This Short will focus on Albert Einstein’s revolutionary views about space and time. The first class will describe what was known about light at the end of the 19th century. That will be followed by two classes on special relativity and two classes on general relativity. These sessions will be as interactive as possible; questions and comments are encouraged. There is no math prerequisite; the goal is to provide a conceptual understanding of these exciting ideas and the consequences that follow. This study group has a high class size capacity.

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Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Eric Kearsley
Eric Kearsley has a PhD in Radiation Physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a retired US Navy Radiation Health Officer and a retired physics teacher from the Montgomery County Public Schools.