Relativity:

a timeline


based on an article in The Economist Magazine of November 28, 2015.


 
10 June 1854: Riemann lectures on non-Euclidian Geometry
 

A history of Non-Euclidan Gemoetry



Drama of the Discovery

 

Euclidean and Non-Euclidan Gemoetry



Different Types of Geometry

 
October 1900: Max Planck announces his radiation formula, the foundation of Quantum Theory

Planck's Quantum Theory



Physics of the Universe

 
 

University Nebraska-Lincoln



UC Davis


1905: Einstein Announces Special Relativity
 

Origins



Special Relativity Principles



Clocks and Rods

 

Adding Velocities



Simultaneity



Paradoxical?



Kinematics and Dynamics



Einstein's Pathway to Relativity

 
November 1915: Einstein Announces General Relativity (accommodates Mercury perturbation)
 

General Relativity



Cosmology



Relativity as Graphic Novel

 

General Relativity



Einstein Archives



Physics of the Universe

 
1917: Einstein hypohthesizes cosmological constant.
 

Scholarpedia



Increasing Relevance



 

University of Chicago


1919: Eddington observes gravitational lensing
 

Trip to Principe



A Briefing



 

Headstuff



Testing Relativity

 
1929: Hubble discovers universe expanding
 

At Mount Wilson



The Data



 

Greatest Blunder

No Blunder After All



 
Aug 2, 1939: Einstein writes letter to FDR suggesting atomic bomb
 

The Letter

 

The Necessity


1939: Black Hole Dispute

 

The Problem



Theories



 

Some History





In Summary



 
1963: Relativity and Quasars
 

Meet Roy Kerr



Roy Kerr and Black Holes



 

1963 Conference



Kerr Metric




1964: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
 

CMBR



CMBR and the Big Bang



 

More about the Big Bang



A Popular Concept



 
1975: Hawking Radiation
 

Hawking Radiation



And String Theory



 

As Seen on TV



University of Colorado




1960s-Now: Penrose's Twistor Theory 
 

Twistor Theory



A Video



 

An Interview



Origins of an Idea



   
   



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