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In November 1915, Albert Einstein published his theory of gravitation, thus attaining international renown which was to last unfailingly until the present day, long after his death. The history of his general theory of relativity, however, took a different course. It lost its appeal in the 1920s and did not experience a resurgence until the mid-1950s. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science have traced this surprising development. Read more: The Renewal of Einstein's Theory of Relativity in the Post-War Era

Albert Einstein:
100 years of general relativity

In November 1915, Albert Einstein published his theory of gravitation, thus attaining international renown which was to last unfailingly until the present day, long after his death. The history of his general theory of relativity, however, took a different course. It lost its appeal in the 1920s and did not experience a resurgence until the mid-1950s. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science have traced this surprising development.

Read more: The Renewal of Einstein's Theory of Relativity in the Post-War Era [more]
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One hundred years ago Albert Einstein completed his general theory of relativity.

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Special Einstein Lecture presented by Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Society is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Einstein presenting his general theory of relativity. November 25, 18-20h, Henry-Ford-Bau, Berlin.

A Century of Einstein’s Relativity

Special Einstein Lecture presented by Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Society is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Einstein presenting his general theory of relativity. November 25, 18-20h, Henry-Ford-Bau, Berlin.
 
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