Latest World Year of Physics Stories
Physicists and Albert Einstein buffs began flipping light switches and dialing phones Monday night in an attempt at a worldwide relay of lights to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of a revolution in our notions of space and time. By measuring the shape of space with exquisite precision, NASA's Gravity Probe B aims to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity ... or provide the first evidence against it.
In 1905, at the age of 26 and four years before he was able to get a job as a professor of physics, Einstein published five of the most important papers in the history of science -- all written in his "spare time." His ideas, we're told, were improbably far ahead of other scientists. He must have come from some other planet--maybe the same one Newton grew up on.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.