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Interview with Professor Walter Lewin – The Physics Magician

Physics and fun are two words that rarely go in the same sentence. Yet, through MIT’s OpenCourseWare, [pqr]Professor Lewin has taken physics out of the textbook and into the hearts of netizens[/pqr]. His love for physics is surpassed only by his love of teaching – a sincerity that is easily recognizable by his thousands of “students” around the world. With smiles and laughter, these students quickly forget the difficulties of physics, and focus on learning through masterful demonstrations.

In this brief interview Professor Lewin gives insight into what drives him and what he has learned from life.

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Jean-Francois Champollion – The Visual Linguist

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Jean-Francois Champollion was known as the father of Egyptology for his deciphering of Egyptian Hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone as a language key. It took him three years. His research helped explain that the language of the Egyptians were both phonetic and ideographic signs.

He showed a keen interest in linguistics while very young. At 16 years of age, he had mastery over twelve different languages – one of which was Coptic, which later helped him interpret the Rosetta stone.

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