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Hundred Years of Relativity


 “… in 1905, a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein found the way forward. In five remarkable papers, he showed that atoms are real (it was still controversial at the time), presented his special theory of relativity, and put quantum theory on its feet. It was a different achievement from Newton's year, but Einstein's annus mirabilis was no less remarkable” Read more at the Economist …

And what does relativity mean to us? Rowan Hooper explains.

If you think you can explain relativity better than Hooper (and do it with pictures) then you should check out the Pirelli Relativity Challenge.