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In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905. Our goal will be to go behind the myth-making and beyond the popularized presentations of relativity in order to gain a deeper understanding of both Einstein the person and the concepts, predictions, and strange paradoxes of his theory. Some of the questions we will address include: How did Einstein come up with his ideas? What was the nature of his genius? What is the meaning of relativity? What’s “special” about the special theory of relativity? Why did the theory initially seem to be dead on arrival? What does it mean to say that time is the “fourth dimension”? Can time actually run more slowly for one person than another, and the size of things change depending on their velocity? Is time travel possible, and if so, how? Why can’t things travel faster than the speed of light? Is it possible to travel to the center of the galaxy and return in one lifetime? Is there any evidence that definitively confirms the theory, or is it mainly speculation? Why didn’t Einstein win the Nobel Prize for the theory of relativity? About the instructor: Dr. Larry Lagerstrom is the Director of Academic Programs at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development, which offers graduate certificates in subjects such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, data mining, nanotechnology, innovation, and management science. He holds degrees in physics, mathematics, and the history of science, has published a book and a TED Ed video on "Young Einstein: From the Doxerl Affair to the Miracle Year," and has had over 30,000 students worldwide enroll in his online course on the special theory of relativity (this course!)....


21. März 2020

Thanks for helping me understand the Special Theory of Relativity, covered a lot of ground but repeated it so it really could sink in. Like your style and want to thank you for your assistance. Thanks

22. Juni 2017

This course is very comprehensive and well prepared material for understanding the Special Theory of Relativity. Larry (the instructor) is very expert and has broad knowledge in explaining the course.

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von Chayon G

28. Juni 2020

Good course indeed. Thanks Mr. Lagerstorm.

von Nyam-Ochir B

29. Nov. 2016

One of the courses that i have taken ever!

von Hatef M A

9. Aug. 2021

Absolutely joyful to complete this course

von Rob A

18. Juli 2020

Exceptionally well organized, very clear.

von Michael W

13. Feb. 2020

A very enjoyable course very well taught!


1. Apr. 2019

Great..... Learn many new things here....


29. Apr. 2017

quite enlightening! Great job Mr. Randles

von Alan F

29. Mai 2019

Best Physics for Poets I have ever seen.

von Alex R

24. Aug. 2018

Excellent course. I enjoyed it immensely

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von mahatheswaran

7. Juli 2017

Awesome course learnt a lot from my Guru


10. Feb. 2021

El mejor profesor que tuve . Un genio !

von Amv s

23. Nov. 2020

i like how he has simplified the things

von Luke M

15. Juli 2020

My first coursera course, I enjoyed it.

von Christopher D

30. Aug. 2017

Amazing, anyone should take that course

von Prajith S

1. Okt. 2021

Easy to understand and simple LOVE IT

von Chow K M

19. Dez. 2020

Enjoyed the easy to understand lecture

von Ashwat J

4. Mai 2020

Wonderful presentation. Learned a ton!

von Wayne C L

6. Sep. 2018

It was a lot of fun to learn all this!

von Nathalie V

18. Juni 2017

Very interesting, very well explained.

von Fernando A P S

1. Apr. 2017

Perfectly explained. Love the teacher.

von Daniel H B

18. Nov. 2021

Great course, Would highly Recommend!

von Angela P M

22. Feb. 2021

A wonderful course. Congratulations!!

von Mehlam F

15. Juli 2020

Great professor and in depth teaching


20. Juni 2020

A fantastic course for science minds