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interior of Super-Kamiokande detector

Experiments probing the secrets of neutrinos, including at the Super-Kamiokande detector in Japan (shown), earned the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.


BRILLIANCE  Four new books put Einstein’s general theory of  relativity in historic and scientific context. 

warped spacetime

GETTING A GRIP ON GRAVITY  Einstein's general theory of relativity explains gravity as a distortion of space (or more precisely, spacetime) caused by the presence of matter or energy. A massive object generates a gravitational field by warping the geometry of the surrounding spacetime. 

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