Special Issue | 6 March 2015General relativity turns 100

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Einstein's vision

Read the full introduction to Science's "General relativity turns 100" special issue.

To catch a wave

After decades of work, physicists say they are a year or two away from detecting ripples in spacetime.

The dark lab

To put general relativity to the acid test, researchers are looking inward—toward the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Drop test

Physicists are challenging Einstein’s theory in new versions of the most famous experiment that never happened.

General relativity: The comic book

A superquick, superpainless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.

Einstein's milestone

In the century since Einstein formulated general relativity, scientists have built on his theory, with developments that were groundbreaking, tragic, and just plain strange.
Daily News

Einstein in his own words

The physicist published a primer on relativity in Science in 1920.


The dark side of cosmology: Dark matter and dark energy

The perplexing forms of dark matter now drive studies of how far general relativity can be applied.

A century of general relativity: Astrophysics and cosmology

Einstein's masterpiece theory enjoyed early confirmation and has since seen broad application.

Multiple images of a highly magnified supernova formed by an early-type cluster galaxy lens

Light from a distant supernova at z = 1.491 is detected in four images after being deflected en route by gravitational forces.
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Einstein's Unification by Jeroen van Dongen

Janssen, a leading historian of Einstein and relativity, has selected this book as one of the "most important books that have appeared in the last decade or so bearing on Einstein and general relativity".


Who said it, Einstein or not?

As Einstein once said, "Don't believe every quote you read on the Internet."

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LIGO VIDEO: A bird's-eye view

Take a whirl above a massive gravitational wave detector.

Photo: LIGO Laboratory


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