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Tag: General Theory of Relativity

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: Testing General Relativity with Black Holes

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, a research team including Avery Broderick and Tim Johannsen of Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo has demonstrated a new method for testing the theory of general relativity using black holes.  

Caltech: The Quest of Gravitational Waves – B. Barish

Learn more about General Relativity at One Hundred: The Sixth Biennial Francis Bacon Conference held at Caltech and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies.  

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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Massachusetts Institute of Technology: LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves

After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe.  

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  

University of California Television: Space-Time Versus the Quantum

UCSB’s Joseph Polchinski speaks about the search for a unified theory of the laws of physics, and the difficulty of reconciling two of the main pieces: quantum mechanics, which governs the very small, and general relativity, which governs the very large. A professor of physics and a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical …

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PBS: Space Time | The Speed of Light is NOT About Light

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this phenomenon. So what’s the cause? On this week’s episode of Space Time, Matt helps explain what the speed of light REALLY …

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PBS: Space Time | Can a Circle Be a Straight Line?

General Relativity! Spacetime! And… Curved Lines? On this week’s episode of Spacetime, Gabe talks about what it actually means for a line to be straight so we can better understand what we mean by the idea of “curved Spacetime”. This is Part One of our series on General relativity, so be sure to check it …

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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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Discovery Channel: The Science Of Interstellar

Interstellar Featurette “The Science Of Interstellar / Building A Black Hole” (2014) Matthew McConaughey Sci-Fi Movie HD. Click here for a bonus clip with Neil degrasse Tyson.  

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.  

Michio Kaku: 2014 National Book Festival

Physicist Michio Kaku appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, an acclaimed public speaker, a renowned futurist and a popularizer of science with regular radio, television and film appearances. As co-founder of the String Field Theory, Kaku continues Einstein’s search for …

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Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe, and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Vancouver Institute. Lawrence Krauss’ work has been primarily in theoretical (as opposed to experimental) physics, and he has published research on a great variety of topics within that field. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and popularizer of modern science and director of the …

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