Awesome: History of E=MC^2

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Just came across this awesome video – “Einstein’s Big Idea” which tracks down key events in the history of physics leading to the discovery of arguably the most important equation in the history of science – E=MC^2.

Best thing about the video is that things are presented in a wonderfully easy to understand language without complicating with jargons. Discussions which Einstein is having with his wife are the highly interesting. See the video from 45.50-46.55 mins and 51.44-55.00 mins. You would not have seen this aspect of his personality before.

A must watch for anyone and everyone interested in physics/science/relativity/Einstein.

This brings me to two of the most influential books written on Einstein and his works: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Issacson (the same guy who wrote Steve Jobs biography) and E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis and Simon Singh (David is the guy narrating the above video). Both of these books are part of my “Desperately-want-to-read-list” but somehow I have not been able to start them. Hope I would be reading them soon.

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