I am a sceptic of relativity theory and am trying to become a believer. As far as I know (about this theory), time slows down when some one travels at the speed of light. What about blind people ? Will this effect happen for them as well ?.. I am curious because blind people have nothing to do with light.
By Kevin Pitts
April 19, 2012
Sorry for the lack of posting recently. I have stuff to say, but I've been terrible about getting it posted.
We recently did an event for students on campus for the Science Olympiad. Elizabeth Innes provided a very nice write up. It was great fun. One picture here (thanks Elizabeth) and she has some pictures in her writeup.
One of the challenges in recruiting middle and high school students into STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is that they don't have a clear understanding of what these fields are really like and the kinds of careers they might enter. To put it bluntly, there aren't many TV shows about scientists or engineers! Events like this help to combat the lack of exposure young people have to engineering and science.
We're doing another event today for students visiting campus from Lindbloom high school in Chicago. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post.
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