Einstein

Astronomy Cast Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect

by Fraser Cain February 17, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Pop quiz. How did Einstein win his Nobel prize? Was it for relativity? Nope, Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for the discovery of the photoelectric effect; how electrons are emitted from atoms when they absorb photons of light. But […]

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Why Einstein Will Never Be Wrong

by Brian Koberlein January 13, 2014

One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have “proven Einstein wrong”. These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as “it is obvious that..”, or they are page after page of complex equations with dozens of scientific terms used in non-traditional ways. They […]

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Einstein Right Again! Rapidly Spinning Pulsar Follows General Relativity

by John Williams April 25, 2013

A unique and exotic laboratory about 6,800 light-years from Earth is helping Earth-based astronomers test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity in ways not possible until now. And the observations exactly match predictions from general relativity, say scientists in a paper to be published in the April 26 issue of the journal Science. Using ESO’s […]

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Spooky Experiment on ISS Could Pioneer New Quantum Communications Network

by John Williams April 12, 2013

With its 180 degree views of Earth and space, the ISS’s cupola is the perfect place for photography. But Austrian researchers want to use the unique and panoramic platform to test the limits of “spooky action at distance” in hopes of creating a new quantum communications network. Remove this ad

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The Secret of the Stars

by Jason Major February 27, 2013

“Say, do you like mystery stories? Well we have one for you. The concept: relativity.” Well look at that, it’s a new video from John D. Boswell — aka melodysheep — which goes into autotuned detail about one of the standard principles of astrophysics, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Featuring clips from Michio Kaku, Brian […]

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