100 Years of the General Theory of Relativity

By two_kittehs

Einstein’s greatest achievement and one of the foremost intellectual achievements of all time completes a 100 years this year. If you think that you have no use for Einstein’s seminal theory, think again. The accuracy of the  ubiquitous navigations systems that depend on the Global Positioning System rely on special and general relativistic corrections to Newton’s Laws.

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Posted on November 24, 2015, in Lolcats, Lols, Physics, Science and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Missed The Starting Gun

    Thank you for the reminder of the sublime heights a human mind can reach, and also the link to Dennis Overbye’s lucid article. It is hard to imagine the world before Relativity and Quantum Mechanics — they have altered our concept of the Universe so much. Yet, they happened only within the last hundred years — barely 3 generations! What will the next century of science reveal, one wonders . . .

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