Saturday, March 3, 2012


Whoever said physics can't be cute? Enter MinutePhysics, the gentle and engaging video series featuring simple and easy-to-understand explanations of physics concepts in only a minute! For the time-challenged folks out there with a sense of physics intrigue, you simply must check out some of these videos, which by the way, serve as a great way to introduce kids to physics, with the animated line drawing and cartoon teaching techniques.

Here is a great example of a MinutePhysics video. This one highlights the definition of a "year" in a most delightful way. The video winds up with a short discussion of the stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way (courtesy of the UCLA Galactic Center Group).