Theory of Relativity

Time Travel Is Possible, According To The Latest Research

Some physicists are convinced that time travel is possible. A group of scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have simulated how …

Physics

The Baseball Theory of Relativity

For Major League Baseball, 2017 has been a season of extremes. The Los Angeles Dodgers went on an extraordinary tear, winning 84 percent of the time during one 67-game stretch. Then they pulled a U-ie and lost all but one of their next 17 games. The Cleveland Indians entered the weekend Friday …

Baseball

If time is fuzzy, the idea of causality may be in trouble

<i>Does one thing lead to another?</i><p>The thing about <i>Gedankenexperimente</i> — or thought experiments, for those who find Albert Einstein’s native tongue too …

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 …

Physics

The CHIME telescope will give us a whole new view of the structure of the universe

Signals in the Milky Way<p>50 Canadian scientists from various universities and research centers have come together to create the Canadian Hydrogen …

Astrophysics

On the Existence of Black Holes

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Space Science

Space math

For the scientists of the Cassini mission, math has unrelentingly transformed Saturn from a curious jewel in the night sky into something we have …

Magna Carta

Cassini’s Grand Finale — Five Top Findings From Five-Billion-Mile Mission

A journey of nearly two decades and almost 5 billion miles will come to a dramatic end next Friday. Cold, alone, and very far from home, the <i>Cassini</i> …

Space Exploration

The Great Man paradox

Over the years a fair number of the blog posts here have been fairly speculative, basically me thinking out loud about something that has recently …

Physics

Time travel isn't possible...or is it?

Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It’s impossible …

Physics

Modern Geometry | Not Even Wrong

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. …

Columbia University

Three ideas about time that will bend your mind

According to some of the latest physics, time isn't exactly what we think it is. In fact, it may not even exist at all! When our best scientific …

Australian News

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

<b>NEWS: The Curiosity Podcast is out! Subscribe on iTunes,</b> <b>Stitcher,</b> <b>Google Play Music, SoundCloud and add the RSS feed to any podcast player. If you</b> …

Physics

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

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think …

Physics

Beat Procrastination With These Productivity Hacks And Tips

Most successful people have one thing in common: productivity. Whether they’re inventing iPods, writing horror novels or discovering the theory of relativity, these people have accomplished so much in their lives. Learn how to become as productive as them with <b>The Ultimate Productivity Bundle</b>. This …

Procrastination

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Albert Einstein’s Most Famous Thought Experiments

Albert Einstein is widely considered one of the smartest people who ever lived, significantly impacting our understanding of the world around us. His …

Physics

NICER and LISA could confirm or disprove predictions of general relativity

An artist’s rendering of the NICER experiment on the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA<p>Two astrophysical missions, NICER and LISA, could …

Physics

Stack Overflow: 3 Books on Humanity’s Future

All three are part of my 2017 reading resolutions, and one I did not like at all.Click through to read all of "Stack Overflow: 3 Books on Humanity’s …

Albert Einstein

We Must Stop The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race At Any Cost

My visit to Japan has coincided with the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings. On August 6, 1945, the nuclear bomb dropped by …

Canadian News

The Five Best Ways To Travel In Time, According To Science

Let’s see, what’s commonly known about the underlying physics of the universe helping us to cheat on any given timeline.<p>The probability to travel …

Physics

The Earth moved: how we discovered ripples in space time

A new book charts the decades-long search to measure gravitational waves.<p>Monday 14 September 2015 was no ordinary day. At exactly 09:50:45 Universal …

Physics

War In EVE Online Is The Best, And Also The Worst

A few days ago, in front of an audience of over three thousand people, the leader of the Imperium—the largest coalition in <i>EVE Online</i> and perhaps the …

War

Re-Inventing Gravity

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

Physics

Three times scientists learned something from solar eclipses—and three times they were tricked

Next Monday’s solar eclipse, which should be visible across a wide swath of the continental United States, has inspired millions to travel to the …

Astronomy

Three times scientists learned something from solar eclipses—and three times they were tricked

Eclipses as far back as 150 B.C.E. have led to key scientific discoveries

Astronomy

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 …

Physics

Eclipse 2017: Was Einstein Right?

While most people who make the trek to the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse next week will fix their gazes skyward as the heavenly …

Physics

The Eclipses That Changed History

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Total Solar Eclipse