Henry Reich attended Grinell college and majored in physics and math. Later, he got his masters at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. In addition to science, Henry is very interested in videography and film. He first became involved with YouTube as a special effects editor for the YouTube channel, Freddiew. Eventually, he decided to pursue his own channel, naming it MinutePhysics.
MinutePhysics was a trendsetter for online videos. In 2011, Reich was one of a handful of people creating science videos for the typical YouTube audience. MinutePhsyics became quite popular within the first year of its existence. Online news outlets praised the videos for making science fun and interesting. MinutePhysics and the other educational channels that existed at the time helped start an educational revolution. The quality of science content on YouTube today is extremely impressive, and continues to inspire young scientists of tomorrow.
This semester, Henry Reich accepted our invitation to talk at Freethought Speaker Series. He gave a fantastic presentation titled 'The Physics of Free Will'. It truly gave a lot of perspective to a philosophical question that has been the object of debate for centuries. If you missed the talk, the video can be found below:
Lastly, we hold a fundraiser each semester. Freethought Speaker Series is our largest way of promoting our fundraiser. Last semester, we were able to raise $155 for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services in Madison. This semester, we are raising money for Porchlight, an organization that helps the homeless in Madison. If you missed the talk, but would still like to donate, click here or on the "Donate" button on the top right, and leave a memo letting us know your donation is for Porchlight.