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Experience Energy

E=mc2: Energy, Einstein, and the most famous equation in history

This is an equation that nearly everyone has seen before. But what do the variables mean? What does the equation say? Does it apply to anything in our daily life?


In this seminar, we present an SDSU student-produced video about E=mc2, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with a physicist, a political scientist, and a philosopher. We will discuss Einstein’s miraculous year, the discovery of this novel concept about energy, and the ramifications on the landscape well beyond physics.


This presentation is recommended for classes studying physics, political science, philosophy, or anyone interested in learning more about E=mc2.


Moderator: Dr. Matt Anderson (physics)


Panel: Dr. Arlette Baljon (physics)
Dr. Tom Weston (philosophy)
Dr. Jonathan Graubart (political science)


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Event Details:

E = mc 2 and beyond


Date: May 4th, 2016


Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Location:  Aztec Student Union Theater




Albert Einstein
Photo Credit: Newton's Apple