Esther Inglis-Arkell Everyone knows that relativity plays hell with time, and that it can do a number on space, but what about mass? Why do objects get more or less mass depending on their relative speed? We’re going to give you a quick explanation of why running can make you gain weight. No, [...]
A Slower Speed of Light is a first-person game prototype in which players navigate a 3D space while picking up orbs that reduce the speed of light in increments. Custom-built, open-source relativistic graphics code allows the speed of light in the game to approach the player’s own maximum walking speed. Visual effects of special relativity gradually [...]
Prof. Ramamurti Shankar, J.R. Huffman Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, gives an introduction to Einstein’s Theory for a lay audience. The only preparation needed is an open mind. Prof. Shankar presented this lecture at the Association of Yale Alumni Reunion Weekend on May 29, 2010.