22 April 2016: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU, Budapest) – “Special Relativity: Some Central Ideas and Debates”
Sala Seminari, Via Festa del Perdono 7, h. 11.00-13.00.
Abstract: I shall introduce some basic ideas of Einstein’s concerning temporal order and discuss their application and their consequent results in Special Relativity. Issues like the conventionality of simultaneity, the relativity of simultaneity, temporal order and lack thereof will be distinguished and discussed. We shall look at passages from Einstein’s 1905 paper “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”.