Aaron Santos is a physicist and author of the books How Many Licks? Or How to Estimate Damn Near Anything and Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions. Follow him on Twitter at @aarontsantos.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Today's paper of the week was published in 1972. To my knowledge, it's the first direct measurement of time dilation as predicted by Einstein's special theory of relativity. The authors used atomic clocks to measure time slowing down in fast moving commercial jets. Good stuff!