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General relativity centennial celebrates Einstein’s genius

11:40am, October 7, 2015

Einstein is shorthand for genius, and describing everything Albert Einstein did to inspire that synonym would take a book, or multiple books (see reviews of some). But in this issue, Science News uses the opportunity of the 100th anniversary of the general theory of relativity to take a deep dive into one — perhaps the most important — of Einstein’s scientific contributions.

Tom Siegfried describes the challenges that Einstein faced and met to develop his theory, which reimagined gravity as a warping of spacetime. Of course, his equations had much wider implications. As Christopher Crockett explores, general relativity’s

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