Lecture: "Einstein, Relativity, and Myths"
Thu, October 18, 2012 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • WEL 3.502
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas presents a lecture by Alberto A. Martínez, Associate Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin entitled "Einstein, Relativity, and Myths"
In 1905, Albert Einstein, an unknown, third-class clerk at the Swiss Federal Office for Intellectual Property solved outstanding problems in physics by proposing a theory about the relativity of time. Einstein's original paper became immensely influential in physics and other fields. Martínez will discuss how Einstein's relativity paper of 1905 changed physics and how it also led to misinterpretations and myths.