Space, Time, and Einstein
with Brian Greene
Join Brian Greene, acclaimed physicist and author, in a visual and conceptual exploration of Einstein’s spectacular insights into space, time and energy. All the startling conclusions of special relativity, from time travel to E=mc^2, come from one idea: the constancy of the speed of light. Take a wild ride into the deepest aspects of reality that defy everyday experience. These lectures were filmed in 02014 July–August.
This online course is presented as a somewhat typical university course, including office hours with the professor for questions et. al.
Brian Greene may be the most eloquent living physicist today when it comes to explaining difficult concepts from science to anyone without a formal education in the sciences. If Carl Sagan (01934–01996) began this trend, then Brian Greene (01963–) may now be carrying the torch, so-to-speak. Brian Greene once said: “I’m thrilled by having my preconceptions of the world smacked around. I mean there’s nothing to me that’s more exciting than to learn that everything that I long thought about the world is wrong. That’s a glorious moment for me.” (While speaking with Lera Boroditsky, linguist and psychologist)