This is another in a series of talks on the history of science and how we came to our present understanding of how our world works. This installment focuses on relativity and electro-magnetism.
Ron Garret is a software engineer by trade. He is currently working on easy-to-use-cryptography software. He was a co-founder and CTO of Virgin Charter, and an early hire at Google. He was previously a rocket scientist. He also made a feature-length documentary about homelessness (http://www.graceofgodmovie.com/). His blog can be found at http://blog.rongarret.info/.
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