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To celebrate the centennial of Einstein's E = mc2, NOVA asked 10 top physicists--two Nobel Prize winners among them--how they would describe the equation to curious non-physicists. Subscribe to our podcast to hear a different physics luminary each week. N

Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 08:30:00 -0400

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NOVA E = mc2 | Frank Wilczek

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 08:00:00 EST

Frank Wilczek, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate, MIT: "Ninety-five percent of the mass of matter as we know it comes from energy."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Lene Hau

Fri, 07 Oct 2005 08:00:00 EST

Lene Hau, Experimental Physicist, Harvard University: "You can get access to parts of nature you have never been able to get access to before."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Michio Kaku

Fri, 30 Sep 2005 08:00:00 EST

Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York: "E = mc2 is the secret of the stars."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:00:00 EST

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History: "It's something that doesn't happen in your kitchen or in everyday life."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Tim Halpin-Healy

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:00:00 EST

Tim Halpin-Healy, Theoretical Physicist, Barnard College, Columbia University: "Moving clocks run slow, moving meter sticks are shortened -- how does that happen?"(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Alan Guth

Fri, 09 Sep 2005 08:00:00 EST

Alan Guth, Theoretical Physicist, MIT: "It's easiest to explain by how things looked from the point of view of Newton."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Nima Arkani-Hamed

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 08:00:00 EST

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Theoretical Physicist, Harvard University: "Things that seem incredibly different can really be manifestations of the same underlying phenomena."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Sheldon Glashow

Fri, 26 Aug 2005 08:00:00 EST

Sheldon Glashow, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate, Boston University: "When an object emits light, say, a flashlight, it gets lighter."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Janet Conrad

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 08:00:00 EST

Janet Conrad, Experimental Physicist, Columbia University: "For me there's a lot more to the equation than E = mc2."(image)

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NOVA E = mc2 | Brian Greene

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:00:00 EST

Brian Greene, Theoretical Physicist, Columbia University: "It certainly is not an equation that reveals all its subtlety in the few symbols that it takes to write down."(image)

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