"Einstein's Miraculous Year" and “Relativity in a Nutshell” are presented by Professor Richard Wolfson, a 20-year teaching veteran at Middlebury College. These lectures reflect his expertise in interpreting science for the non-specialist.
In “Einstein's Miracle Year,” you will learn about 1905, when the great physicist published major works in diverse areas of physics. Two of them—on the quantum nature of light and on special relativity—laid the groundwork for much of 20th-century physics. Others presented final convincing evidence for the reality of atoms and molecules.
Einstein's name is most closely associated with the Theory of Relativity. In “Relativity in a Nutshell,” Dr. Wolfson outlines the essence of relativity and hints at why the theory requires a radical restructuring of our notions of time and space.