The History of Physics

is creating physics videos

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patron

$1

per creation
How it works
Each episode currently takes me about three months to create. The best way for you to help speed that process up is to make a pledge that lets me know you value this series. Each reward tier has its own rewards, but all the reward tiers will give you access to new episodes as I make them, so you won't have to wait until I officially release them, perhaps months later.

So sign up for one of the rewards tiers and you will automatically be notified and charged when a new episode is out. And yes, you can set a monthly cap to guard against the possibility that I release 100 episodes in one month!

About Us

How do we know that nothing can travel faster than light? Or that the world is made of atoms? Who figured that out? How do we know how far away the sun is? And who did that? This series explains not just WHAT we know, but HOW we know it. From the ancient Greeks to the Higgs particle.
Tiers
Absolution
$1 or more per creation

You are hereby absolved of your guilt for being a freeloader and watching videos without paying. You will also have access to pre-released episodes and the members-only feed.

Web Page Sponsor
$2 or more per creation
Your name will be listed on the History of Physics web site as proof that you care about the history of physics for as long as you sponsor at this level.
Book worm
$3 or more per creation
You'll have access to the script of any videos that are made while you're sponsoring at this level.
Backward Causation Level
$5 or more per creation
You'll have access to video clips, images and recordings as I create them, even before the videos are finished and released.
Standard Gravity Sponsor
$9.82 or more per creation
Every episode you'll be sent a helpful reminder that the acceleration of gravity on Earth is 9.82 m/s/s, in the form of a credit card bill.
$20 Sponsor
$20 or more per creation
You'll be a member of the elite $20 Sponsor Club.
Video Sponsor
$50 or more per creation
You will be immortalized by having your name listed in the credits of all videos created while you sponsor at this level.
Fine Structure Sponsor
$137 or more per creation
Enjoy months of entertainment by paying an amount of dollars equal to the inverse of the fine structure constant, 1/137! Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Speed of Light Sponsor
$299.79 or more per creation
Know that no one will ever go faster than your donation, when measured in millions of meters per second. Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Electron Sponsor
$511 or more per creation
Your pledge is equal to the mass of the electron in keV. If you prefer the mass in eV, please send me a private message requesting a new $510,998.95 tier. Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Emmy Noether Sponsor
$1,000 or more per creation
You love the history of physics so much, you chose a sponsor level named after an important physicist no non-physicists have ever heard of! Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Goals
$1 of $100 per creation
At $100, I can now tell people that this hobby actually makes money.
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How it works
Each episode currently takes me about three months to create. The best way for you to help speed that process up is to make a pledge that lets me know you value this series. Each reward tier has its own rewards, but all the reward tiers will give you access to new episodes as I make them, so you won't have to wait until I officially release them, perhaps months later.

So sign up for one of the rewards tiers and you will automatically be notified and charged when a new episode is out. And yes, you can set a monthly cap to guard against the possibility that I release 100 episodes in one month!

About Us

How do we know that nothing can travel faster than light? Or that the world is made of atoms? Who figured that out? How do we know how far away the sun is? And who did that? This series explains not just WHAT we know, but HOW we know it. From the ancient Greeks to the Higgs particle.

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Tiers
Absolution
$1 or more per creation

You are hereby absolved of your guilt for being a freeloader and watching videos without paying. You will also have access to pre-released episodes and the members-only feed.

Web Page Sponsor
$2 or more per creation
Your name will be listed on the History of Physics web site as proof that you care about the history of physics for as long as you sponsor at this level.
Book worm
$3 or more per creation
You'll have access to the script of any videos that are made while you're sponsoring at this level.
Backward Causation Level
$5 or more per creation
You'll have access to video clips, images and recordings as I create them, even before the videos are finished and released.
Standard Gravity Sponsor
$9.82 or more per creation
Every episode you'll be sent a helpful reminder that the acceleration of gravity on Earth is 9.82 m/s/s, in the form of a credit card bill.
$20 Sponsor
$20 or more per creation
You'll be a member of the elite $20 Sponsor Club.
Video Sponsor
$50 or more per creation
You will be immortalized by having your name listed in the credits of all videos created while you sponsor at this level.
Fine Structure Sponsor
$137 or more per creation
Enjoy months of entertainment by paying an amount of dollars equal to the inverse of the fine structure constant, 1/137! Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Speed of Light Sponsor
$299.79 or more per creation
Know that no one will ever go faster than your donation, when measured in millions of meters per second. Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Electron Sponsor
$511 or more per creation
Your pledge is equal to the mass of the electron in keV. If you prefer the mass in eV, please send me a private message requesting a new $510,998.95 tier. Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.
Emmy Noether Sponsor
$1,000 or more per creation
You love the history of physics so much, you chose a sponsor level named after an important physicist no non-physicists have ever heard of! Your video credits will reflect your sponsor level.