Lecture: The Warped Century: Celebrating 100 years of General Relativity, 1915-2015
About this event :
The years around 1915 conjure up dark images of the Great War and the destruction that went with it.
Yet 1915 was also the year that Einstein’s master work, General Relativity, first appeared and forever changed our view of this Universe we live in.
SAS President Dave Newton will give a talk on the background to the theory and how our understanding of the universe has changed profoundly over the last 100 years:
- Black holes,
- the big bang,
- gravitational lenses and the
- accelerating universe have all sprung from Einstein’s insight into gravity.
Your host : Martin Kennedy