Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today–governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings. In this book, David Bodanis writes the “biography” of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history–that the realms of energy and matter are inescapably linked he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic human achievement and an uncommonly good story.
David Bodanis is a speaker, business advisor and writer of bestselling nonfiction books, notably E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, which was translated into 26 languages. Originally from Chicago, he received an undergraduate education in mathematics, physics and economics at the University of Chicago (AB 1977). He lived in France for ten years from his early twenties and has since been based in London.
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on November 9, 2000 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com
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