Dr. Brian Greene (greene@math.columbia.edu), Professor of Physics and Professor of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York City, New York, wrote in his homage to Albert Einstein entitled That Famous Equation And You; E = mc2 at 100:

"The standard illustrations of Einstein's equation - bombs and power stations - have perpetuated a belief that E = mc2 has a special association with nuclear reactions and is thus removed from ordinary activity.

This isn't true. When you drive your car, E = mc2 is at work. As the engine burns gasoline to produce energy in the form of motion, it does so by converting some of the gasoline's mass into energy, in accord with Einstein's formula. When you use your MP3 player, E = mc2 is at work. As the player drains the battery to produce energy in the form of sound waves, it does so by converting some of the battery's mass into energy, as dictated by Einstein's formula. As you read this text, E = mc2 is at work. The processes in the eye and brain, underlying perception and thought, rely on chemical reactions that interchange mass and energy, once again in accord with Einstein's formula."


September 30, 2005: Article in The New York Times
October 7, 2005: Article posted at Edge

October 16, 2005: Letter to Chemical & Engineering News
Email with Letter, and Response.

October 16, 2005: Letter to The New York Times
Email with Letter, and Response.

December 19, 2005: Email to Dr. Greene
Email and Dr. Greene's response.

December 20, 2005: Several Exchanges
AM: Dr. Glaser's Email.
Noon: Dr. Greene's Email.
Afternoon: Dr. Glaser again...
Late Afternoon: Dr. Greene again...
Evening: Dr. Glaser one more time...
Late Evening: Dr. Greene one more time...


To Be Continued...