physics

Hillary Diane Andales explains relativity and frames of reference

This is brilliant.

How do you explain something complex in three minutes? Let twelfth-grader Hillary Diane Andales from Tacloban City, Philippines show you in this prize-winning video on the theory of relativity and the equivalence of reference frames.

Incredible!

Here’s an interview with her: Meet The Winner Of The 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

A lot of work goes into making something simple.

[via Core77]

Richard Feynman – No Ordinary Genius

This was and is a great documentary. The entire thing is now available on YouTube and its great to see. I have this on DVD but I’m delighted that a wider audience will get to see this. Feynman wasn’t just a genius, he was a “character” who played bongo drums, talked about the interaction of art and science, and solved the mystery of why the Shuttle Challenger went down by dipping a piece of O ring in ice water.

[via Kottke.org]