September General Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.
at the South Mountain headquarters
Albert Einstein and Edwin Schrodinger:
From Seeking Unity in the Cosmos to Battling in the Press
A presentation and book-signing by Dr. Paul Halpern
Albert Einstein is a well known figure, for whom we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of his theory of general relativity. Edwin Schrodinger is much lesser known. Those who have heard of him are mainly familiar with his cat conundrum. Yet the two Nobel Prize winners were long-time friends and collaborators, beginning with an interplay about the role of the cosmological constant -- what we now know as dark energy -- the unknown force that is driving galaxies apart at an increasingly rapid rate. This talk will look at their collaboration, contributions to astronomy and physics, and their battle in the press after Schrodinger thought he had beat Einstein to a theory of everything.