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CMS: The Einstein Question
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01/04/2010
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Albert Einstein laid the foundations for modern phsyics, but his theories weren't foolproof.

 

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Einstein lived a storied life. And in death, he's became almost superhuman.

We venerate his intellect. We accept his theories without question. But is it possible that some of his most treasured ideals, some of his most fundamental contributions were ... well, wrong?

Colin tackles that question today through the lens of Einstein's most famous equation, E = mc2.

Also, Astronomer Alexi V. Filippenko from the University of California Berkeley talks about Einstein's work on the photonic nature of light. And how the photon - perhaps Einstein's most lasting discovery - laid the groundwork for quantum physics, a field of study Einstein never fully understood.

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