7:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Fairmont Lounge, St. John's College
2111 Lower Mall, UBC
In His Own Words: the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
California Institute of Technology
Einstein continues the fascinate the public 60 yrs after his death, and
100 yrs after his monumental General Theory of Relativity was born.
Everything, from his admittedly turbulent romantic life to his views on
religion, psychology, and politics, have been fair game. But only now are
we getting a clear picture of this. Einstein's massive written legacy
comprises some 1,000 writings and 29,000 items of correspondence, that
allow insight into one of the most effervescent periods in the history of
science. The ongoing edition of his manuscripts - the "Einstein project" -
one of the most ambitious contemporary scholarly publication efforts ever
attempted, has transformed received perceptions of Einstein, and continues
to illuminate novel aspects of his life and work.
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This lecture is one of the PITP's special public events to celebrate the Centenary of General Relativity. You can find the resource matrial here.
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