First proposed a century ago, Albert Einstein's theory of relativity passes another test

First proposed a century ago, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity got yet another boost this week, thanks to giant telescopes that peered at a huge black hole at the heart of our galaxy.  Astronomers saw that the black hole distorted the light waves from a nearby star in a specific way.

     

 

 


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Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theoryA team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole. Einstein’s 100-year-old general theory of relativity predicted that light from stars would be stretched to longer wavelengths by the extreme gravitational field of a black hole, and the star would appear redder, an effect known as gravitational red shift. “This was the first time we could test directly Einstein’s theory of general relativity near a supermassive black hole,” Frank Eisenhauer, senior astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, told journalists.


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Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity, Published online: 26 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05825-3

An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field.
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Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

People experiencing Albert Einstein’s body as their own through a virtual reality simulation were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people, while those with low self-esteem scored better on a cognitive test. The results suggest that the experience allowed people with low self-esteem to change how they saw themselves and increase their cognitive potential. The technique could be useful for education, particularly for those with low self-esteem.
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Albert Einstein decried racism in America. His diaries reveal a xenophobic, misogynistic side

  1. Albert Einstein decried racism in America. His diaries reveal a xenophobic, misogynistic side  Washington Post
  2. Einstein’s Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English  Live Science
  3. Einstein expressed racist views toward Chinese people in his diary during 1920s trip to Asia  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

  1. Einstein’s Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English  Live Science
  2. Einstein expressed racist views toward Chinese people in his diary during 1920s trip to Asia  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  3. Albert Einstein’s Shocking Private Diaries Reveal His ‘Racist’ Views Towards The Chinese  The Inquisitr
  4. The Guardian view on Albert Einstein: free thinking and hidebound attitudes  The Guardian
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Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox observed in many-particle system for the first time

Physicistshave observed the quantum mechanical Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox in a system of several hundred interacting atoms for the first time. The phenomenon dates back to a famous thought experiment from 1935. It allows measurement results to be predicted precisely and could be used in new types of sensors and imaging methods for electromagnetic fields.
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