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E=MC Squared

I realized today that I have heard this equation my whole life but I have no idea what it means. I looked it up today.  This was Einstein’s formula that he came up with in 1905. I wonder why it is so popular? Why is it the one equation out of many that is part of our pop culture? Because it is related to the atom bomb.

In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that any mass has an associated energy and vice versa. In special relativity this relationship is expressed using the mass–energy equivalence formula

 E = mc^2 \,

where

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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