Wednesday, 22 February 2006

760 million miles/hour

Easy innit? If you want to read a story of men and women working together, of war and peace, light and shadow and standing on the shoulders of giants - check this out. We're talking about Albert and Faraday, Clark Maxwell and Emilie du Chatelet. Linking together the work of these pioneers exemplifies what Sir Isaac meant, "I couldn't get here without the work of those who have gone before. I was able to see this far because I was standing on the shoulders of giants". It culminated in the simplicity of E = MC2. Einstein's work built on work by Planck who then appointed him to work at the university in Berlin which later became the Max Planck Institute. Check it out - I'm not trying to retell this story, just get you excited enough to have a peek.

4 careful considerations:

TRT said...

E = mc< sup>2< /sup>

Dang! You can use < sup> tags in the main posts, but not comments...

Nogbad said...

And at 2:30this AM I was trying to use "super" rather than "sup" D'oh! It's still a fascinating site though and the programme that goes with it was brilliant and really brought to life some of the characters.

chiquita said...

Me don't care about the physics, but thanks for visiting my blog, dear nog. You didn't get that celebrity-me tagged you with this fierce meme, right? ;-)

chiquita said...


I meant this one!