But the finding does not mean that Einstein's equations of general relativity
, which so far perfectly describe the evolution of the cosmos, are wrong, said Hintz, a Clay Research Fellow.
He discusses in detail some of the "key scientific concepts of his career", such as special and general relativity
, the 'cosmological constant', the redshift of spectral lines, unified field theory and quantum mechanics.
Naked singularities - which, if proven, would upend this aspect of general relativity
- have been predicted before, but those predictions all rely on moving (http://www.
If this is true, Einsteins theory of general relativity
suggests that the energy would have a strong gravitational effect and most physicists think this would cause the universe to explode.
That means clocks will run slower down there, and the Earth will be slightly younger at its core, due to general relativity
And yet, even today, hardly anyone apart from specialists understands general relativity
-- unlike, say, the theory of natural selection, the periodic table of the elements, and the wave/particle duality in quantum theory.
explains, with fantastic precision, the dynamics of everything from pebbles to planets to galaxies.
predicted radical things, such as that light is deflected by gravity.
In the background of such unique origination, the general fundamental physics journal Progress in Physics, with a substantial portion of publications in General Relativity
and differential geometry--in common with The Abraham Zelmanov Journal, is dedicated mostly to original, profound, critical, and challenging scientific works that potentially engage with the overall, far-reaching horizons and verizons of theoretical and experimental physics, mathematics, astronomy/cosmology, and of science as a whole, thereby expanding and synthesizing new scientific landscapes for both the present and the future.
Dr Mohammad Sharif said the conference was devoted to celebrate centenary of Einstein's theory of general relativity
which he developed in November 1915 and was considered as a great scientific development in fundamental understanding of space, time and matter.
Stranger still is that, though general relativity
is celebrated and revered among physicists like no other theory in science, they would doubtless react with joy if it is proved to fail.
Through a process called "weak gravitational lensing," the distortions in the B-mode polarization pattern, they hoped, would allow astronomers to map regions of the universe filled with invisible "dark matter" and "dark energy" and well as provide a test for general relativity
on cosmological scales.