Einstein undergoing fission (a particular philosophical viewpoint)

Nobel prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein was of course deeply interested in (and concerned with) the implications of splitting the atom, viz. nuclear fission. Philosophers on the other hand, not only consider such things, but can also go on to wonder : What about splitting Albert himself? Such a scenario is examined by Dr. Wolfgang Schwarz […]

How to prepare a mousetrap fission demonstration

The Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations and Snow RemovalĀ Team is seen, in this video, preparing a classic mousetrap-as-analog demonstration of how nuclear fission proceeds. Their written explanation includes these comments: We’ve got the set-up time down to 15 minutes, and like all nuclear devices, you only get one shot at this one. The mouse trap […]