Category Archives: Summer School

Relativity: Call for questions and proofreaders

This summer will see our next Summer School, this time dealing with both the special and general theories of relativity. It will come in two versions: one will be devoid of algebra, just as the quantum mechanics series was, and the other will have the mathematical details included. I’m looking for two things from our readers to help out: the first is a list of questions you would like to see answered, and the second is a group of proofreaders ready and willing to read through this before it becomes posted for all. If you have questions you would like to see answered, please post them in the comments. If you would like to proofread, please e-mail me directly.

Deciding the Summer School 2013 topic

As most readers are aware, Bureau 42 does annual summer school sessions. In 2010, we covered quantum mechanics without the math, and in 2011 we covered assessment theory including formulae but not derivations. In 2012, we will cover Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (both special and general), and we will do it in a slightly different fashion: two downloadable files will be offered with each lesson. One version will be devoid of math, as the quantum mechanics series was, while the other will have complete mathematical details in addition to the conceptual lessons. What do you want us to cover in 2013? More after the break.
Continue reading →