Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity by Ryan Chester, a Teenager from Ohio
Still baffled by Einstein’s theory of relativity, or even the parts in the movie Interstellar when everyone experiences time differently? Well, this teenager’s explanation of special relativity even gives Carl Sagan a run for his money.
Ryan Chester, from North Royalton in Ohio, submitted his video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, which invites students aged 13-18 to share their passion for math and science with the world. The competition received over 2,000 applications from 86 countries. After being narrowed down to 15 finalists, Ryan managed to wrangle the prize and glory. Ryan wrote the script, filmed, edited, and created all the visual effects and motion graphics for this video.
Overall, he won $400,000 – $250,000 of which will go towards a scholarship, $50,000 to his teacher Richard Nestoff and $100,000 for his school to fund a science lab. Not bad!
Teenager Wins $400,000 For His Video Explaining Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
I have my concern/reservation about Lego, Minecraft that every kid loves. No doubt, they can help to increase kids spatial understanding. But everything is made of a cube, it is rigid without life.
I love the curve, the real beauty of this world that I can touch and feel. Now everything has been put on Second Life, people get rich because of it. I love nature, the one I am currently living in, not the virtual world, not the one made by 0 and 1.
This is year is the 20th year that I’ve known my husband. It is really a long time, and yet it seems like yesterday. It already surpasses the time i spent at my parent’s house. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” — Genesis 2:24.
I thought I want more but I’ve realized that I have everything i need. We have gone through so many things that made us together and stronger. There are sweet memories that can accompany me for the rest of my life.
I don’t quite understand this verse until recently, we are spiritually one unity and start a new family of 4. I’ve never imagined i will have 2 boys, i never thought about it. These two kids have very different personality under the same parent, it shows the magnificent creativity of God, who’s made the world so rich and colorful. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, …., You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.” — Psalm 8:3-8. I enjoy everything you’ve created from the beginning.
Passion (chemistry), intimacy and responsibility are the 3 characters for marriage. I post this as a celebration and save to my memory.
This is my first painting, to help me learn the texture and abundance of a creative work.
There is a deadly disease spreading out in New York City, every life is in great danger. The mayor asks everyone to be tested for their blood since there might be a hope to find antigen to make antivirus shot. Everybody lines up and is anxiously waiting. No positive result. Now is your son’s turn.
“Can we talk to you?”
“Your son’s blood is so pure. It is perfect! He can save us!”
“But we didn’t anticipate it’s a boy, we need his whole body’s blood. He is our only chance.”
After a short last moment father-son conversation, your son is brought into the room for blood.
Next day the antivirus shot is provided to everyone and we are saved. You asked them to attend your son’s funeral and visitation. Nobody showed up ’cause they are too busy for their own lives.
Jesus died for you. Have you thought about him and paid a visit?
Never once did we walk alone, never once you are not here with me. No matter it is mountain top or valley low, you are there, never abandon us nor forsake me.
Where there is grace, there is your love. It never runs out on me. You restore my body and soul. You are great I AM.
Teach me humble, faith and love. So that the living water can flow out of me and never ceases. Honor and praises are given to you and I am your faithful friend.