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General Relativity in Quotes

General Relativity in Quotes

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

General theory of relativity, once nicely described by one of my lecturers as the equivalent of the Beethoven’s 9th symphony in physics , is undoubtedly one of the pillars of modern physics.  The history of the development of this theory is well documented, so, today, I would like to look at another side of the history of […]

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Physics from the Past: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (1923)

Physics from the Past: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (1923)

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have the oldest video that is currently featured in the Physics from the Past series. This little demonstration called “Time is Relative. It Stretches and Shrinks” presents the basic ideas of relativity. This includes a number of  simulations, such as an astronaut being shot into space from a giant cannon and the dynamics of the […]

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Life According to Einstein

Life According to Einstein

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot of speculations regarding the worldview and philosophy of Albert Einstein. And the best source to clear up the speculations and to see how life looks in the eyes of the great scientists is, of course, his book titled The World As I See It.  In this book (that is available for […]

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Einstein in the Public Domain

Einstein in the Public Domain

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite websites is the great archive.org. It’s basically a collection of (almost) everything that is in the public domain. This usually refers to works that are either very old or the ones that nobody has copyrighted. Examples of important public domain works include the art of Shakespeare, Mozart, Beethoven, papers of Newton, […]

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Lights All Askew in the Heavens or How to Learn Relativity

Lights All Askew in the Heavens or How to Learn Relativity

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Einstein theory thriumphs!” announced the New York Times headline back in November 10 1919. It was celebrating the famous confirmation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which was confirmed by observing the bending of light by the sun during the solar eclipse. Einstein became a celebrity all over the world instantly.   As the headline […]

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Last Einstein’s Blackboard and More

Last Einstein’s Blackboard and More

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s a few interesting pictures of Einstein’s blackboards (click on the pictures for better quality):   An exhibit from the History of Science Museum: a chalkboard that Albert Einstein himself used to explain relativity.   Another blackboard with Einstein himself explaining special relativity   Last Einstein’s black board at Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies  

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