Blog: Einstein in the NewsThe Genius of the Century Albert Einstein
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 1905 was the year of miracles and wonders for Albert Einstein. He changed the world with five essays. 100 years after this revolution in physics, the "Einstein Year 2005" focuses on the man who was more than a genius
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NASA Test Confirms an Einstein Prediction
Sunday, November 28, 2004 A key prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity has been confirmed by an experiment showing that the Earth's rotation drags the surrounding fabric of space-time along with it.
The phenomenon, known as frame-dragging, was one of the last untested predictions of general relativity. A NASA satellite, Gravity Probe B, was launched this year to test the same effect.
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How your home computer could prove Einstein right
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 Thousands of British computer-users will join the search for one of the most mysterious forces in the Universe next year, as part of celebrations for the centenary of Albert Einstein’s greatest discoveries.
The Einstein@home project will tap into the spare capacity of home and office computers to analyse data that could confirm the existence of gravitational waves that Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity, but which have never been detected.
Full story from Times Online. posted by Einstein A to Z
Einstein novel a 'Dream' read
Monday, November 22, 2004 Unless you're a USC Renaissance Scholar, chances are you either consider yourself a 'science person' or a 'humanities person.' The two disciplines might seem at complete odds with one another, but physicist and novelist Alan Lightman manages to beautifully combine the two in his book "Einstein's Dreams."
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'It's All Relative' is a whole new approach to Einstein
Friday, November 19, 2004 Around 200 students from four Aspen schools re-created Albert Einstein's universe, using dance and movement as their medium. The four schools split the cost of hiring instructors from the National Dance Institute of New York to choreograph the performance.
Einstein was chosen as the subject of the show because 2005 marks the centenary of his "miracle year," in which the physicist published his most influential work, including his famous paper on the special theory of relativity. All the schools have been discussing Einstein in conjunction with the show.
The show finishes with a testament to Einstein's famous aphorism: "Imagination is more important that knowledge."
Full story from The Aspen Times. posted by Einstein A to Z
Hopkins had sights set on Einstein
Friday, November 19, 2004 The year was 1927. America was rolling in money and the stock market crash was two years away. In Germany, Albert Einstein was emerging as the world's leading physicist. In Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University President Frank Goodnow was making an all-out effort to recruit the Nobel laureate and most-recognized scientist of the 20th century.
Full story from The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. posted by Einstein A to Z
Einstein: Release of 'The Berlin Years'
Thursday, November 11, 2004 Set in the turbulent post-World War I period, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 9, The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January 1919-April 1920, is the latest publication issued by the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology. Full story from PhysOrg.com. posted by Einstein A to Z