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HarvardX Shanghai: Einstein Revolution

  • HarvardX Shanghai (Location provided to registered participants) Shanghai China (map)

Join fellow Harvard alumni in Shanghai for a lively discussion on "Einstein Revolution", the third class of HarvardX for Alumni. Find out more about the course and register for the Shanghai discussion group at

Einstein Revolution, with Peter Galison

Peter Galison explores how Albert Einstein has become the icon of modern science. Following Einstein's scientific, cultural, philosophical, and political trajectory, Peter Galison tracks the changing role of physics in the 20th and 21st centuries. Galison addresses Einstein's engagement with relativity, quantum mechanics, Nazism, nuclear weapons, philosophy, and technology, and raises basic questions about what it means to understand physics in its broader history. Explore Einstein's world and his impact upon it through  a combination of online background work, discussion, demonstrations, film, performance and more.