Thursday, April 5, 2018
EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY: The lost Yiddish version
A lecture in Yiddish by Jordan Chad
In 1921, Albert Einstein supervised the preparation and publication of a book that arguably became the most concise and accessible summary of his renowned theory of relativity. Written in Yiddish by Einstein's student Juda Leman, this book introduced Eastern European Jews to Einstein's theory. This lecture will examine the significance of Leman's book in conveying the theory of relativity to a broader audience.
Jordan Chad is a PhD Candidate in Physics at the University of Toronto In addition to his doctoral research, Jordan studies and translates Yiddish-language scientific works that were written in pre-World War II Eastern Europe. He also organizes a Yiddish language conversation group in Toronto.