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Einstein: 1905, light-year

Thursday 12th October 2006 from 10h00 to 12h00
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Einstein: 1905, light-year

Directed by
Philippe Tourancheau
Produced by

Docudrama, France, 2005, 49 min

In 1892, Lord Kelvin said to an audience of scientists: "physics is definitely up with its fundamental concepts..."

Fifteen years later, a stranger in Berne would blow these concepts: Albert Einstein. The narrative form with scenes fictionnées spreads during the fifteen years preceding 1905. It leads to the famous equation E = mc2 to demystify the meaning.


Principle of relativity according to Bernadette (The)

Directed by
Laurence Arcadias
Produced by
Amorce films

Animation, France, 2006, 6 min

Bernadette talks about her perception of time, totally changed by relativity: when she finds her father cosmonaut, she could be his mother!

The principle of relativity explained in animation.


Debate with :

  • Hervé This, Collège de France
  • Thibault Damour, Professor of theoretical physics at the Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies ( IHES )
  • Etienne Klein, physicist at the CEA, Professor at l'École Centrale de Paris philospher.
  • Claude Cohen Tanoudji, ENS Paris