theory of relativity


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Noun1.theory of relativity - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute conceptstheory of relativity - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
Einstein's general theory of relativity, general relativity, general relativity theory, general theory of relativity - a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)
Einstein's special theory of relativity, special relativity, special relativity theory, special theory of relativity - a physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems
event - a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
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Meanwhile the physicists, especially Einstein and other exponents of the theory of relativity, have been making "matter" less and less material.
Einstein's theory of relativity nonetheless continues to survive tests and the most recent one involved the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
India, July 27 -- Researchers from the GRAVITY consortium led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics say that they were able to confirm Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. This was done by observing the gravitational effects on a star named S2, that passed by a supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, which is in the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.
One important part of Einstein's theory of relativity is based on the above-mentioned universality of free fall.
By combining data taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, their results show that gravity in this galaxy behaves as predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, confirming the theory's validity on galactic scales.
Through his work with mathematician Sir Roger Penrose he demonstrated that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implies space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes.
Through his work with mathematician Sir Roger Penrose he demonstrated thatEinstein's General Theory of Relativity implies space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes.
The first lesson, 'The most beautiful of theories' explains, the general theory of relativity and also provides some details of Einstein's life, making the point, when describing Einstein's apparent wasting of a year, as perhaps being a prerequisite for 'serious scientists'.
This work for intermediate and advanced students explains the special theory of relativity as the geometry of space-time, concentrating on the mathematics of empty space.
Its effects were discovered in 1998, but physicists still do not know what it is, and its very existence calls into question Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

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