The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity
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100 Years of Physics

Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize based on three papers that shook the world of physics and spawned a completely new understanding of how the world works. In each of these Webcasts, Exploratorium Staff Scientist Paul Doherty will explain Einstein's key discoveries and their impacts on our views of science, reality, and the universe.

  August 5, 2005 2:00 p.m. PDT
The Existence of Atoms
Using a simple ball-bearing model, Paul will demonstrate Brownian Motion and explain how it proved the existence of atoms.
  August 11, 2005 2:00 p.m. PDT
Inventing Photons
Paul will take us through the Photoelectric Effect and the "invention" of photons.
  August 19, 2005 2:00 p.m. PDT
Creating Space-Time
The concept of Space-Time - perhaps Einstein's most fundamental contribution to our understanding of the universe - will be explored using special red lasers.
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