This Teenager Won $250,000 For Her Beautifully Simple Way Of Explaining Relativity

Really concise and easy to understand breakdown of relativity. This story is from a few years ago but it bears re-sharing. Since winning Hillary Diane Andales has gone on to MIT and is bound for some incredible discoveries. Via IFLScience:

She explains, using a particularly eloquent narrative and some funky animations, that time isn’t uniform for everyone; instead, it depends on your frame of reference, which denotes how you perceive the universe depending on where you are observing it from.

Starting off with sound waves, she quickly and effortlessly leaps into how time is perceived depending on where the observer is. Ultimately, this explains how moving clocks run slower than stationary ones – but to find out exactly how this works, we’d suggest watching the genuinely inspirational master herself do her thing.

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