100th Anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

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One hundred years ago, in March 1916, Albert Einstein published a paper in Annalen der Physik explaining his general theory of relativity: “Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie” (in German).

You can read a translation of the paper “The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity” in Volume 6 of “The collected papers of Albert Einstein

Originally presented in the fall of 1915 prior to being published, Einstein’s theory had a huge impact in the field of physics, changing the way scientists thought about gravity, time, and space. To learn more, take a look at the following resources:


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