Friday, March 2, 2018,
*** CANCELATION NOTICE:
Due to weather and the university's closure, R. Shankar's March 2nd colloquium has been canceled. We will try to reschedule.
Zero to c in 60 Minutes: A Crash Course in Relativity
This is a gentle introduction to some of the key ideas in relativity. It will provide a brief history of past discoveries that set the stage for Einstein's work and then his main ideas. It is aimed at the general public and all that is required is an open mind. No child left behind!
Professor R. Shankar is John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics at Yale University. His research is in theoretical condensed matter and particle physics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and was the recipient of the 2009 Julius Edgar Lilenfeld Prize of the American Physical Society. Professor Shankar is also known for his highly-regarded textbooks, including Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Fundamentals of Physics, and Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter: An Introduction.