What’s a Nice Equation Like You Doing in a Cartoon Like This?
There is no obvious reason for this. Neither Einstein nor physics plays any role in the film itself. The film is a French/Belgian/Canadian collaboration, directed by Sylvain Chomet of France. What were they thinking? Or is this just an act of whimsy with no particular raison d’être? If any of our readers has either some inside knowledge, or a good theory as to why the equations are there, we would be eager to hear about it. We will even offer a copy of the coffee-table book “Physics in the 20th Century” for a particularly convincing explana
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