Tag Archive: Albert Einstein

Jun 20 2015

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures: Jeffrey Bennett: 100 Years of Einstein’s Relativity

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s completion of his General Theory of Relativity, the comprehensive theory of space, time, and gravity. To celebrate this, Silicon Valley Astronomy lectures has invited Dr. Bennett to explain the basic ideas of Einstein’s work (both the special and general theories) in everyday language and shows how Einstein’s remarkable …

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Jun 06 2015

University of Melbourne: Jim Al-Khalili: Time travel: Separating science fact from science fiction

Is time travel possible? Science fiction has monopolised this question for so long, we thought it was time to investigate what real science has to say. In this lecture which will cover fascinating ideas in physics that lead from Einstein’s theories of relativity, Jim Al-Khalili will treat us to a look at dimensions, investigate how …

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Dec 09 2014

Caltech: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: The Digital Edition

THE DIGITAL EINSTEIN PAPERS is a unique website providing full public access to the translated and annotated writings of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein. The site makes available all volumes of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein and contains 5,000 documents covering the first forty-four years of Einstein’s life, up …

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Nov 09 2014

BBC: Human Universe | Brian Cox visits the world’s biggest vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.  

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Jan 20 2014

Julian Barbour: Does Time Exist?

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of what time is. Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features …

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Aug 18 2013

SLAC Public Lecture: The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens

Debbie Bard, a staff scientist at SLAC and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, delivered the July 23 SLAC Public Lecture, “The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens.” Bard’s talk explains the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing and how astrophysicists use it to explore the 95 percent of the universe that …

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