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Out of the Cave Podcast: For Those Who Desire to Know

Feb 5, 2018

In this podcast, David Nicholson speaks with Professor John Norton from the University of Pittsburgh’s History and Philosophy of Science department. Professor Norton studies the history and philosophy of physics (relativity, quantum theory, and statistical physics), with a special interest in general relativity, and has published extensively on the detailed steps of Einstein's discovery of general and special relativity and also on many aspects of the theory's philosophical foundations.

Among other topics related to the work of Albert Einstein, the conversation explores the situation of physics before and after Einstein's annus mirabilis of 1905.