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A century after publication of Einstein's famous papers on light and relativity, this most celebrated of Nobel Laureates will be the subject of a talk by award-winning science writer K.C. Cole. She'll discuss the ways in which Einstein continues to influence physics today, from detecting gravity waves to understanding string theory. The concept of space-time--perhaps Einstein's most fundamental contribution to our understanding of the universe--will be explored using special red lasers. Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, takes us through the Photoelectric Effect and the "invention" of photons. Using a simple ball-bearing model, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Dr. Paul Doherty demonstrates Brownian Motion and explains how it proves the existence of atoms. Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics committee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about how laureates are chosen and celebrated. (Audio-only webcast) Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics commitee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about what makes the Nobel Prize one of the world's most prestigious honors. He gives an insider's tour of Alfred Nobel's will and how laureates are chosen and celebrated.