Magic Shop for Magic Tricks

01 Relativity with a flashlight (in Bengali) – part 1

This is a series of lectures I had prepared 15 years ago – in part to celebrate the International Year of Physics – and in part to share my joy and amazement of Einstein’s great work with high school students. It had turned out to be quite popular – but in time had frankly grown tired of repeating this in many different forums. It has been some time now since I last delivered this. So, I have now decided to revisit this – in Bengali.

When Garrett Thomas introduced THE RING THING at the famous FFFF invitation-only close-up magic convention, some of the top close-up magicians in the world were asking to see it over and over again. Luminaries such as David Blaine, Jeff McBride, Gregory Wilson and many others have asked Garrett to teach them this fabulous impromptu routine. Why? Because it looks like real magic! And now, every detail of THE RING THING can be yours- Garrett Thomas has held nothing back. THE RING THING looks like trick photography . . . but it's not! It's a quick, visual, impromptu miracle that you can do right before their eyes. You pull off your finger ring, toss it back towards your other hand . . . and it visibly appears back on your finger! Garrett doesn't just stop at teaching THE RING THING. This DVD is a post-graduate course in finger ring magic. Of course, effects that can be performed at a moment's notice and with no preparation are some of the most valuable tricks to know and finger rings are everyday objects that are always available. Imagine visibly taking a ring on and off right through your finger! Imagine visibly changing a coin into a ring and then back into a coin again! Imagine causing an invisible ring to really become visible! All of this . . . and much more . . . are revealed in Garrett Thomas' THE RING THING! Running Time Approximately 57min

In the first lecture (which is really one half of the first lecture of the original series) I talk about the basic postulates, and how they affect our notions of space and time. I iintroduce Hermann Bondi’s elegant K-calculus, and show how the notion of “moving clocks run slow” follows from a straightforward re-examination of our notions of measurements of space and time.

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