Relativity is used in more day to day situations than you may realize. In this episode, we will count (some of) the ways.
Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915. Four years later, Arthur Eddington led and experiment to observe the deflection of starlight during a total solar eclipse providing critical evidence supporting Einstein’s Theory. Nearly 100 years later, a team of astronomers and students is attempting to recreate his experiment in Chile during a total solar eclipse on July 2nd.
To test Albert Einstein’s prediction, with his General Theory of Relativity, with observations from the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, observers led by Arthur Eddington went to Principe.
How did Einstein develop General Relativity? What does it mean for different kinds of masses to be equivalent? How does gravity do what it does?
The great scientist made an even more profound impact on physics with his theory of general relativity, replacing Newton with a better model for gravity.
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