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Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Was Einstein Right?

Professor Nils Andersson

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein completed his General Theory of Relativity. He made space and time flexible and explained gravity as due to the curvature of the combined space time. The observation of the predicted light-bending during a solar eclipse a few years later confirmed the basic ideas of the theory and made Einstein a scientific superstar. Since then the theory has passed a variety of tests with flying colours and phenomena predicted by the theory have become central to our modern understanding of the Universe.

This is the story of brilliant physical intuition leading to deep insights of the Universe in which we live.

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Professor Andersson is Deputy Head of Research, Head of the General Relativity Group and a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

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24 November 2015

Was Einstein Right?
Professor Nils Andersson

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