Skip to main content

Here is Why You Can Never Reach the Speed of Light


This video is an entry for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2015 which gives a unique visualization of Special Relativity using hyperbolic geometry. I liked the idea of making a video on Special Relativity because I had already explored the use of M.C. Escher’s woodcut Circle Limit III as a teaching tool for explaining the hyperbolic geometry of Minkowski spacetime. The main intuition is that the principle of Relativity asserts that the manifold of frames of reference is homogeneous and isotropic, and there are exactly three geometries associated with this: Sphere (which exists as rotations through space), Plane (which represents Galilean Relativity) and the Hyperbolic Plane (which exists as rotations through spacetime). So watch and Learn:

Comments

MUST READS

4th Dimension Discovery Shocks Scientists Around The World

Impossible Physics: Meet NASA’s Design For Warp Drive Ship

BYE, BLACK HOLES: WHITE HOLES ARE EVEN WEIRDER And Spewing Matter From Another Universe

10 Strange Physics Facts About Antimatter That Everyone Should Know About

The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization