Einstein-A-Go-Go!

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A grand global webcast to honour Einstein’s work is due today and will include black hole architect Stephen Hawking, Nobel laureates Leon Lederman and Murray Gell-Mann and web guru Tim Berners-Lee . . .



3 comments


    Sue Abbott

    December 1, 2005

    Can you name the famous song that these are the opening verses to ?

    This day and age we’re living in
    Gives cause for apprehension
    With speed and new invention
    And things like fourth dimension.

    Yet we get a trifle weary
    With Mr. Einstein’s theory.
    So we must get down to earth at times
    Relax relieve the tension

    And no matter what the progress
    Or what may yet be proved
    The simple facts of life are such
    They cannot be removed

    This webcast is fascinating…. I’ll post the answer later šŸ™‚

    markbrake

    December 1, 2005

    You must remember this
    A kiss is still a kiss,
    A sigh is just a sigh
    The fundamental things apply
    As time goes by . . .

    Rob Miller

    December 1, 2005

    Celebrated German author, Thomas Mann lived just down the road from Einstein when they were both exciles in the USA during WWII;

    This from BBC Radio 4
    “In 1938, author Thomas Mann was forced to flee the Nazis and seek refuge in America. John Jungclaussen retraces Mann’s physical and mental steps 50 years after the author’s death.”

    I had not realised the extent and celebrity of the exciles community in this period. It would be interesting to trace the actions and interactions of this group of scientists, artists and intelectuals and guage the lasting effects.

    Listen again at:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/pip/yd9q5/

    Recommended.

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