One Hundred Years of General Relativity
Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity 100 years ago. The theory has shaped the idea of black holes, pulsars, and modern cosmology. Science historian David Kaiser guides us through the history of Einstein’s insight, and physicists Michael Turner and Alex Filippenko discuss where the theory might take us in the future.
David Kaiser is the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael Turner is director and Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
Alex Filippenko is an astronomy professor at the University Of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.