WEB DESK: Out of 2,000 entries filtering down to 15 finalists, Ryan Chester won educational scholarship worth $250,000 in tonight’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge for making Einstein’s relativity theory simple, Business Insider reported.
Chester’s main point was that groundbreaking ideas don’t have to be complicated or hard to understand.
“Even the simplest understanding of quantum mechanics can be used to wrap your mind around why time must slow down the faster an object moves.”
In the video, Chester notes that while the relativity of time is theoretically a natural conclusion, “it just isn’t a natural conclusion from our experience here on earth, where currently there aren’t a whole lot of near light-speed travel options available.”
Video Available on YouTube under the title “Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity.”
Source: Business Insider