Einstein's theory of relativity

How the theory has been tested, and how scientists today are trying to succeed where Einstein failed

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Einstein_1It's been a century since Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, and it still remains our best explanation of the phenomenon of gravity.

In this free download, we outline specific examples of how Einstein's theory has stood the test of time, from the gravitational redshifting of light, to the equivalence principle, to the deflection of light by cosmic bodies. We'll also examine the ways the general theory of relativity has been tested, most recently with gravitational wave detectors.

But, how can we tie Einstein's theory to the rest of physics? Is there a single theory of everything? Researchers continue to seek answers, and our download outlines how.

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