Edinboro professor to give lecture,celebrates 100 years of Einsteins concept of general relativity

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Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Dr. James LoPresto, Professor Emeritus of Physics, will be giving a talk on December 1, for the 100-year anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The lecture will take place Tuesday Dec. 1 in Cooper Hall 170 at 5 p.m.

“General Relativity is a theory that explains the effects of gravity in terms of the curvature of space-time. Building on his earlier work in special relativity, physicists exploited Einstein’s concepts of space-time curvature to predict and explain black holes, the expanding universe and the gravitational redshift among many others,” Dr. Richard Lloyd, Chair of the Department of Physics and Technology said.

Albert Einstein published his theory of General Relativity in 1915. In it he determined that massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravity. Einstein’s theory predicted that the space-time around Earth would not only be warped but also twisted by the planet’s rotation. 

Anna Ashcraft is The Arts Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at ae.spectator@gmail.com

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