Scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced on Thursday at a much-anticipated press conference in Washington, D.C. that the more than half-century search for gravitational waves has finally succeeded.
By Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of papers laying out Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. In honor of the anniversary, Gwen Ifill examines how Einstein changed our understanding of the cosmos with Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson.
By PBS NewsHour
If you’ve ever received a speeding ticket, you can thank Albert Einstein.
By Nsikan Akpan
Science fiction writer and scientist Catherine Asaro explains what might happen if you could travel faster than light and break Albert Einstein's theoretical speed limit for the universe.
By Catherine Asaro
By S. James Gates, Jr.
S. James Gates, Jr., a theoretical physicist, explains how geometry, string theory and Einstein's mathematics have brought society closer to a theory of everything.
By Sean Carroll
Albert Einstein's theories of relativity state nothing in the universe is constant, except light. Sean Carroll, a CalTech theoretical physicist, explores the mind-bending consequences.
Hari interviews MIT's Shep Doeleman on plans to capture the first-ever black hole image.
Jeffrey Brown reports on three American scientists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering research in fiber optics and digital photography.
Journalist Walter Isaacson discusses his new biography of Albert Einstein and historians' recent, more nuanced views of the scientist's life and achievements.
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