Theory of Relativity

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Viewpoint: A Possible Failure of Determinism in General Relativity

Author(s): Harvey ReallA numerical analysis of perturbations of a charged black hole suggests that the usual predictability of the laws of physics …

Physics

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Physics

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Physics

Christmas Present for Holodance Players: Psychedelic Mode

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p>Munich, …

Game Design

Exclusive Premiere: Qlons - Boules à Facettes et Satellites (Klangwelt Records)

Artist: Qlons<br>Title: Avenir<br>Label: Klangwelt Records<br>Cat No: Klangwelt Records 0028<br>Released: 21st December 2017<br>Genre: Techno / Deep House<p>The 28th …

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Jamia gets High-Performance Computing laboratory

A High-Performance Computing (HPC) laboratory was inaugurated at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on Monday, coinciding with the launch of the week-long …

Albert Einstein

Thanks to Time Dilation, Earth's Core Is Younger Than Its Surface

Time may seem like one of the most predictable, dependable measures we've got. But despite the reliable tick, tick, tick of your wristwatch, time …

Physics

Why Is Light Affected By Gravity?

<i>Why is light affected by gravity if photons are massless? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matthew Geleta, PhD math (Cambridge); MSc maths (Oxford); BSc Hons math-phys, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why</b> …

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How General Relativity Could Simulate the Universe

If the universe were a soup, it would be more of a chunky minestrone than a silky-smooth tomato bisque.<p>Sprinkled with matter that clumps together due …

Space Science

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

A Guide to the Inner Workings of This Famous But Often Misunderstood Theory<p>Einstein's theory of relativity is a famous theory, but it's little …

Physics

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Einstein Was a Genius, But Was He Always Right?

Einstein was a genius, there’s no debating that.He was a Nobel Prize-winner who changed our understanding of nature more than anyone since Newton. …

Emerging Technology

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness Was Just Revealed—and It’s Genius

<i>Video provided by Wochit</i><p>Forget the theory of relativity. When it comes to decoding the universe, nothing is more mysterious than human beings. …

Happiness

Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million

The year 1922 was a busy one for Albert Einstein: he completed his first paper on unified field theory, went to Paris to help normalize French-German …

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Einstein's theory of happiness sells for $1.3m at auction

Jerusalem — While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3m at a Jerusalem auction.<p>The Nobel-winning scientist's …

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Einstein's 1922 hotel notes on happiness

He is better known for the theory of relativity, rather than giving life advice.<p>But, so the story goes, in 1922 during a stay in Japan the …

Albert Einstein

Neutron star collision heralds arrival of a new era of astronomy

News of a collision between a pair of neutron stars some 130 million light years away has arrived via two completely different messengers – …

Astrophysics

It’s Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

<i>Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on ThePortalist.com, and is reposted here with permission.</i>Science fiction books, movies, and …

Science Fiction

The most accurate clock ever made runs on quantum gas

A completely new kind of atomic clock could change the way we calculate time. Unlike an atomic clock, which uses independent atoms to measure one …

Physics

Gravity and the Dark Side of Science

Can we at least prove a theory to be false? Newton’s theory would be proven false if the predicted acceleration of falling bodies were different from …

Empiricism

20 Insightful Albert Einstein Quotes That Will Change Your Mindset

Albert Einstein was many things in his time; famous theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of relativity, father of modern physics. His name …

Physics

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

Some Physics Insights

There are already many fine websites which treat physics in general and relativity in particular. Some of them are mentioned on the links page for …

Albert Einstein

Modern Geometry

This semester I’m teaching the first semester of Modern Geometry, our year-long course on differential geometry aimed at our first-year Ph.D. …

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Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity

The first postulate of Einstein's special theory of relativity states that the laws of physics remain the same in a reference frame that is at rest.</b> …

Physics

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

Physics

A century of general relativity: Astrophysics and cosmology

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Universe

Re-Inventing Gravity

One good example of the apparent gap between general relativity and quantum mechanics comes from modern cosmology. Increasingly detailed satellite …

Physics

An insightful tome recounts the heady early days of general relativity

On the centenary of general relativity, physicist Hanoch Gutfreund and historian Jürgen Renn published <i>The Road to Relativity</i>, a facsimile of Albert …

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