Professor:        Prof. Dr. F. R. Klinkhamer
Assistants:       Dr. J. S. Diaz, Dr. V. Emelyanov

Seminar time:  Monday, 11:30-13:00, room 12/1 of the Physikhochhaus
                          (building 30.23)

Sign-up:           This seminar is aimed at Bachelor/Master-level students.
                          We will discuss pioneering papers that established the
                          theory of Special Relativity. If you would like to participate
                          in the seminar you must attend the first meeting, in which
                          the seminar topics will be distributed. If for some reason
                          you cannot attend the first meeting, please contact Dr. Diaz
                          Student presentations can be in English or German.

First meeting: April 18, 2016


A. A. Michelson and E. W. Morley, Am. J. Sci. 34, 333 (1887)                                                      J. Diaz              May 9
On the relative motion of the Earth and the luminiferous ether
H. A. Lorentz, Proc. Royal Acad. Amsterdam 6, 809 (1904)                                                           J. Nuber           May 23
Electromagnetic phenomena in a system moving with any velocity smaller than that of light

A. Einstein, Ann. Phys. 17, 891 (1905)                                                                                            S. Grothnes      May 30
On the electrodynamics of moving bodies

A. Einstein, Ann.Phys. 18, 639, (1905)                                                                                            O. Kaikov          Jun 13
Does the inertia of a body depend upon its energy content?

A. Einstein, Jahrbuch der Radioaktivit├Ąt 4, 411 (1907)                                                                    B. Benz             Jul 4
On the relativity principle and the conclusions drawn from it

R. J. Kennedy and E. M. Thorndike, Phys. Rev. 42, 400 (1932)                                                 J. Queiruga       Jul 18
Experimental establishment of the relativity of time

H. E. Ives and G. R. Stilwell, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 28, 215 (1938)                                                     J. Queiruga       Jul 18
An experimental study of a moving atomic clock