E=mc^2

I found it ironic that earlier in the week when the word “unstoppable” was our daily prompt I got stumped. I started thinking about stuff that actually fits into that fairly unyielding category (it implies an infinity of unstoppability after all) and the only thing I could come up with was the equation above – Einstein’s equation correlating energy, mass and the speed of light.

Then I found this amazing post by a fellow WordPressian (is that the accurate descriptor? is there another that is more generally accepted?):

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/einsteins-derivation-of-emc2-revisited/

And he has TWO blog posts on derivation of E=mc2!

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2007/12/28/einsteins-derivation-of-emc2/

This is DEEP stuff, mathematically intensive and beyond whatever I could say.

While I stopped, was brought screeching to a halt by Unstoppable, I finally realized what I needed to do – give Dr. Tao credit for his amazing work, going strong in the blogosphere since 2007!

Author: makingsenseofcomplications

I have an academic background in literature and, separately, science. My career has been in industry in positions of increasing responsibility assisting in the drug development process - one of the most amazing intellectual pursuits of the human mind, among many other amazing intellectual pursuits. I am interested in films, philosophy, history, art, music, science (obviously), literature (also obviously), some video gaming, human behavior, and many other topics. I wish there was more time in every day because we have a world that is full of amazing phenomena that are considered too superficially by too many. Although my first and last names are fictional, I think I believe in all of the stuff you read here, although I retain the right in perpetuity of changing my thoughts about anything written herein.

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