theory of relativity

  • Einstein’s theory holds up after 16-year test

    Observation of double pulsar system shows that general relativity still can’t be beat.

    An international team have put Einstein’s theory through the wringer with the help of a double pulsar system and 16 y...

    Physics December 14, 2021
  • Nobels start with a double triple

    Prizes for Physics and Physiology or Medicine shared.

    The start of Nobel Prize week in 2020 has been very much a shared experience.Last night, Australian time, the Roy...

    News October 7, 2020
  • Catching frame dragging in action

    20-year study verifies Einstein’s prediction of general relativity.

    Scientists studying tiny changes in a pulsar’s signal have proven that massive rotating objects drag surrounding spac...

    Astrophysics February 2, 2020
  • Einstein’s universal freefall confirmed

    The theory of general relativity passes another large-scale test.

    The fundamental principle at the base of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity – that all objects in freefall accel...

    Physics July 5, 2018
  • Laws of physics still universal, studies find

    Testing a fundamental prediction of relativity.

    Sure, the mainstream media might like to trumpet results that appear to challenge Einstein and threaten to turn every...

    Physics November 23, 2017
  • Why nothing is faster than the speed of light

    A physicist explains the universe’s ultimate speed limit.

    In a vacuum, the speed of light is at a mind-bending 300,000 kilometres per second. That’s not just very fast, it’s a...

    Physics November 12, 2017
  • Magnetic gold is evidence of relativity

    A property of nanoscale gold explains why it doesn’t tarnish.

    Scientists have spent years debating a strange property of gold: on the macro scale it is both physically and magneti...

    Physics October 30, 2017
  • Supernova déjà vu, all over again

    Watching a star explode twice.

    In late 2015, the Hubble Space Telescopett turned toward a distant galaxy to watch the explosive demise of a doomed s...

    Space August 20, 2017
  • Models of the universe as Einstein saw it

    Physicists model the universe in its full glory.

    Einstein’s full theory of general relativity has been used to precisely model the universe’s evolution for the first ...

    Physics June 27, 2016
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