Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution Lectures Continue!

  • December 14, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Hey Physics Enthusiasts!

We are continuing with the series of 24 video lectures "Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution", produced by 'The Great Courses' Company.

At our December 14th meeting, we'll show two more 30-minute lectures with discussions following each, from this Series:

17. Enter the Quantum -"If Planck's constant were truly zero, then the universe would be continuous and classical physics would hold..but 'h' is not zero and that makes all the difference!"

Suggested Reading
Gribben, In Search of Schrodinger's Cat..Chapters 3-4
Han, The Probable Universe: An Owner's Guide to Quantum Physics..Chapters 1-3
Wolf, Taking the Quantum Leap, Chapters 3-4


18. Wave or Particle? - "Maxwell stated that light was a wave; Einstein proposed that light behaved like a particle...So is light a wave or particle? The Quantum answer..It's both!"

Suggested Reading
Gribben, In Search of Schrodinger's Cat..Chapter 5
Hey and Walters, The Quantum Universe, Chapter 1
Wolf, Taking the Quantum Leap, Chapters 8

NB. In the start of each lecture, there is a brief review of the preceding lectures.

These lectures are about fundamental physics, and the input from those of you with strong physics knowledge (You know who you are!) is seriously appreciated in the discussions that follow each video showing. We thank you for your continued participation and support to bring the rest of us up to speed in order to progress in the complexity of our favourite subject, Physics.

Thank you to David for suggesting and providing the video recordings for these lectures.


Whether you're an expert or a neophyte in whatever Physics topics we cover, it will be an interesting meeting for all. Come join us on the 2nd Friday of the month and share and discuss your Physics interest and knowledge and have fun while you do!

If your not a member already, sign up so you can as a member contribute to the feedback that makes the group mutually viable..and members, do RSVP for our next meeting..and don't forget "The Afterwards"!"

If members are interested in making a presentation about a favourite physics discipline to our Physics Group, we'll love to hear from you! Many thanks to members who have already committed to making future presentations. And of course your suggestions and ideas are welcome.

Here's how to get to the Meeting:
By Subway: Take Yonge St. line north to ‘North York Centre’ station. Remain on the Lower Level, follow the signs to the North York Civic Centre. Or go outside overground to the North York Civic Centre - on the West side of Yonge Street (just behind Mel Lastman Square).

By Car: From highway 401, exit North on Yonge St. past Sheppard Ave., turn left at Park Home Ave, then left at Beecroft Rd. Entrance to underground parking is on the left. Parking fee is around $3.00. Follow the signs to the Civic Centre on the lower level.

If your still not sure how to get to the meeting, email Betty.

Hope to see you at our next meeting. Out of respect for special guests, we like to start at 6:30 pm sharp. And don't forget the Afterwards!

Betty and Mohsen

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  • Arnon W.

    Great job Dave as usual.

    December 18, 2012

  • Gloria


    December 16, 2012

  • Silvia

    I enjoyed my first meeting. There are tons to be learned! The discuss was stimulating and interesting.

    December 14, 2012

  • Robert C.

    Is anyone interested in plasma magnetism and gravity (space/time)?

    September 23, 2012

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