Tag Archive: General Relativity

Jul 17 2015

PBS Space Time: Can a Circle Be a Straight Line?

General Relativity! Spacetime! And… Curved Lines? On this week’s episode of Spacetime, Gabe talks about what it actually means for a line to be straight so we can better understand what we mean by the idea of “curved Spacetime”. This is Part One of our series on General relativity, so be sure to check it …

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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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Nov 10 2014

Discovery Channel: The Science Of Interstellar

Interstellar Featurette “The Science Of Interstellar / Building A Black Hole” (2014) Matthew McConaughey Sci-Fi Movie HD. Click here for a bonus clip with Neil degrasse Tyson.   http://youtu.be/6c_CW3Iv6j4

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Nov 10 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 43 | Cosmic Queries: Gravity

The pull of gravity (the force, not the movie) is irresistible as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord grapple with weighty fan questions about matter and the curvature of spacetime.  

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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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Oct 09 2014

Michio Kaku: 2014 National Book Festival

Physicist Michio Kaku appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, an acclaimed public speaker, a renowned futurist and a popularizer of science with regular radio, television and film appearances. As co-founder of the String Field Theory, Kaku continues Einstein’s search for …

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Dec 29 2013

Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe, and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Vancouver Institute. Lawrence Krauss’ work has been primarily in theoretical (as opposed to experimental) physics, and he has published research on a great variety of topics within that field. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and popularizer of modern science and director of the …

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