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To celebrate the centennial of Einstein's E = mc2, NOVA asked 10 top physicists--two Nobel Prize winners among them--how they would describe the equation to curious non-physicists. Subscribe to our podcast to hear a different physics luminary each week. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. This podcast was produced by Lexi Krock and David Levin.

To celebrate the centennial of Einstein's E = mc2, NOVA asked 10 top physicists--two Nobel Prize winners among them--how they would describe the equation to curious non-physicists. Subscribe to our podcast to hear a different physics luminary each week. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. This podcast was produced by Lexi Krock and David Levin.
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To celebrate the centennial of Einstein's E = mc2, NOVA asked 10 top physicists--two Nobel Prize winners among them--how they would describe the equation to curious non-physicists. Subscribe to our podcast to hear a different physics luminary each week. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. This podcast was produced by Lexi Krock and David Levin.

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NOVA E = mc2 | Frank Wilczek

10/11/2005
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Frank Wilczek, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate, MIT: "Ninety-five percent of the mass of matter as we know it comes from energy."

Duration: 00:01:37


NOVA E = mc2 | Lene Hau

10/7/2005
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Lene Hau, Experimental Physicist, Harvard University: "You can get access to parts of nature you have never been able to get access to before."

Duration: 00:01:41


NOVA E = mc2 | Neil deGrasse Tyson

9/23/2005
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History: "It's something that doesn't happen in your kitchen or in everyday life."

Duration: 00:03:38


NOVA E = mc2 | Tim Halpin-Healy

9/16/2005
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Tim Halpin-Healy, Theoretical Physicist, Barnard College, Columbia University: "Moving clocks run slow, moving meter sticks are shortened -- how does that happen?"

Duration: 00:02:15


NOVA E = mc2 | Alan Guth

9/9/2005
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Alan Guth, Theoretical Physicist, MIT: "It's easiest to explain by how things looked from the point of view of Newton."

Duration: 00:02:33


NOVA E = mc2 | Nima Arkani-Hamed

9/2/2005
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Nima Arkani-Hamed, Theoretical Physicist, Harvard University: "Things that seem incredibly different can really be manifestations of the same underlying phenomena."

Duration: 00:01:30


NOVA E = mc2 | Sheldon Glashow

8/26/2005
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Sheldon Glashow, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate, Boston University: "When an object emits light, say, a flashlight, it gets lighter."

Duration: 00:03:26


NOVA E = mc2 | Janet Conrad

8/19/2005
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Janet Conrad, Experimental Physicist, Columbia University: "For me there's a lot more to the equation than E = mc2."

Duration: 00:02:04


NOVA E = mc2 | Brian Greene

8/12/2005
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Brian Greene, Theoretical Physicist, Columbia University: "It certainly is not an equation that reveals all its subtlety in the few symbols that it takes to write down."

Duration: 00:03:09