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Astronomers measure the mass of a star—thanks to an old tip from Einstein

This Science Magazine shows how a team of astronomers has succeeded in measuring the mass of an isolated star using a technique first suggested by Albert Einstein in 1936.  

PBS: Space Time | Quantum Entanglement and the Great Bohr-Einstein Debate

Albert Einstein strongly disagreed with Niels Bohr when it came to Bohr’s interpretation of quantum mechanics. Quantum entanglement settled the argument once and for all. Einstein argued that elementary particles maintained their intrinsic values whether they were being observed or not. Bohr believed that in observing such particles we collapsed a wave function of probabilities. …

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Nature: Gravitational waves: A three minute guide

It’s almost exactly a century since Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves. In this Nature Video we find out what they are, and how scientists are searching for them, in an attempt to prove Einstein right.  

Millennium Mathematics Project: ‘Einstein, Relativity and Gravity Waves’ – Professor David Tong

This talk was originally given to an audience of school students aged 16-17 as part of a mathematics enrichment event at the University of Cambridge. Recorded 27 June 2014. Professor David Tong describes Einstein’s theory of relativity, and examines what it has to do with the recent potential discovery of gravity waves during the Big …

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Caltech: Einstein’s General Relativity, from 1905 to 2005 – Kip Thorne – 11/16/2005

“Einstein’s General Relativity, from 1905 to 2005: Warped Spacetime, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and the Accelerating Universe,” was presented as part of the Einstein Centennial Lecture Series and Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series at Caltech. Professor Thorne was introduced by Tom Tombrello, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Division Chair of Physics, Mathematics, …

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Einstein 100 – Theory of General Relativity – Narrated by David Tennant

A short film celebrating the centennial of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. EOIN DUFFY – Animation (http://eoinduffy.me/) DAVID TENNANT – Narrator WESLEY SLOVER – Sound Design ANAIS RASSAT – Writer / Science Outreach / Communication (https://twitter.com/anaisrassat) JAMIE LOCHHEAD – Writer / Producer A WINDFALL FILMS production for the SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL  

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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University of Melbourne: Jim Al-Khalili: Time travel: Separating science fact from science fiction

Is time travel possible? Science fiction has monopolised this question for so long, we thought it was time to investigate what real science has to say. In this lecture which will cover fascinating ideas in physics that lead from Einstein’s theories of relativity, Jim Al-Khalili will treat us to a look at dimensions, investigate how …

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Caltech: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: The Digital Edition

THE DIGITAL EINSTEIN PAPERS is a unique website providing full public access to the translated and annotated writings of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein. The site makes available all volumes of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein and contains 5,000 documents covering the first forty-four years of Einstein’s life, up …

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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.  

Julian Barbour: Does Time Exist?

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of what time is. Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features …

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SLAC Public Lecture: The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens

Debbie Bard, a staff scientist at SLAC and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, delivered the July 23 SLAC Public Lecture, “The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens.” Bard’s talk explains the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing and how astrophysicists use it to explore the 95 percent of the universe that …

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