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Einstein's general theory of relativity a century on

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:30
Department of Physics, Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory

The most recent Morning of Theoretical Physics introduced Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (GR) published exactly a century ago. Despite strenuous efforts to replace it with a theory consistent with quantum mechanics, Einstein's theory remains the best available account of gravity. The creation of this extraordinarily beautiful and powerful theory is a highlight in mankind's long intellectual history.