CHAD ORZEL

Jun 14 2012 7:00 pm

 

Credit: Steve Jacobs 

 

 

Chad Orzel 

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. 


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog    

 

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein’s physics. Through armchair—and sometimes passenger-seat—conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas—the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2—into examples simple enough for a dog to understand. A lively romp through one of the great theories of modern physics, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about space, time, and anything else you might have slept through in high school physics class.

Chad Orzel received his BA in physics from Williams College, his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, and his postdoctorate from Yale University. He maintains a regular blog, Uncertain Principles.

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Location: 
Street:
1010 El Camino Real
City:
Menlo Park
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Province:
California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States