Gheorghe Curelet-Balan Blog

Saturday, June 11, 2005

After that, a few computer generated movies of the Einstein world were shown. Between movies Damian had hard time answering the avalanche of questions from the audience that was amazed by the number of surreal and counter-intuitive effects that could be seen when things travel at a velocity close to the speed of light. Our volunteer got a chance to ask a question, after keeping his arm up for almost 10 minutes: "if we are on a ship that travels close to the light's speed, are we shrinking indeed or the people that are watching, see us this way?". Well this question kept Damian and the audience busy in a debate for the next 10 minutes.


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