Mediathek Event
Dec 2-5, 2015
A Century of General Relativity

The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Einstein's field equations. To celebrate this event, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (or Albert Einstein Institute) hosted a conference during the week of November 30, 2015, exactly one hundred years after the publication of Einstein's paper. The conference took place in the recently renovated Harnack House, where Albert Einstein regularly lectured between 1915 and 1931.The first two days of the conference (Monday November 30 and Tuesday December 1) devoted to a review of recent developments in and future perspectives for General Relativity and its connections to particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. The third day (Wednesday December 2) was a joint event with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, with talks on the past, present and future of General Relativity.

On December 3–5 the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science concluded the celebratory events with a workshop on the history of Einstein’s theory titled “The ‘Renaissance’ of General Relativity: Assessing Einsteins's Legacy in Post-World War II Physics.”

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    Harnack-Haus, Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin, Germany

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    Laue Room
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    New Ways of Seeing (in) the Renaissance of General Relativity: Penrose Diagrams as Paper Tools

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    Contravariant Metric Approach to General Relativity

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    An Investigation and Analysis of Constrained Hamiltonian Approaches to General Relativity: Noether Revisited-Again

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    Past, Present and Future of Quantum Tests of Gravity

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    Round Table 2

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    The "Renaissance" of General Relativity: Social and Epistemic Factors

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    Historical Remarks on the (non-)Discovery of Gravitational Lensing and the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation in the Early Sixties

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    Can We Understand the Black Hole Information Paradox by Studying Its History?

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    Cold War Curvature: Measuring and Modeling Gravitational Systems in Postwar American Physics

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    Institute of Field Physics, Inc: Pivate Patronage and The Renaissance of Gravitational Physics

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    General Relativity and the Growth of a Subdiscipline "Gravitation" in the German Speaking Physics Community

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    Building the GRG Community During Cold War: Communication Channels and Institutional Frames in Transition

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    The Origins of Gravitational Wave Research in Italy

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    Isolation, Engagement and Celebrity: Einstein's Paths to General Relativity and Beyond

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    All Roads Lead to General Relativity

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    The Low-water Mark of General Relativity, a Theory Ahead of its Time

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    On Different Approaches to the Problem of Motion in General Relativity

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    Attitudes to General Relativity in the Formative Phase of Modern Cosmology

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    From Einstein to Schücking: Machs's Principle and Relativistic Cosmology

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    Round Table 1

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    The Renaissance of General Relativity

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