Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century

A photograph of a sculpture, which in large silver shapes forms Einstein's famous theory of relativity, "e = mc²."

"Die Relativitätstheorie" in front of Old Museum, Berlin. (Photo courtesy of Gertrude K. on Flickr.)


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STS.042J / 8.225J

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Spring 2011



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This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th century, focusing on Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Feynman. Beyond just covering the scientific developments, institutional, cultural, and political contexts will also be examined.

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David Kaiser. STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century. Spring 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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