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Einstein His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel, 2015

Steven Gimbel's biography presents Einstein in the context of the world he lived in, offering a fascinating portrait of a remarkable individual who remained actively engaged in international affairs throughout his life.


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#BlackHoles Are Even Weirder Than You Imagined

It’s now thought that they could illuminate fundamental questions in #physics, settle questions about #Einstein’s theories, & even help explain the #universe.

…In recent yrs, the amt of data that scientists have discovered about black holes has grown exponentially.

#Astrophysics #TheoreticalPhysics #astronomy #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #cool #science

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It’s in these simple, outlandish objects, Broderick explained,“that 20th-cen breaks down.”…Basically, there’s ’s theory of general (which made a tiny but far-reaching correction to ’s concept of ), & there’s . “General relativity is thought of as the theory of the very large & massive, & quantum mechanics is the theory of the very small or very cold,” Broderick said. are massive(gen relativity), & cold (quantum mechanics).

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"I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy."

— Albert Einstein, Why Socialism

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein :Albert_Einstein: :blobcatbirthday: :aMarxParty:

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Today in History, March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born. In addition to being one of the most significant physicists of all time, he was also a pacifist. Yet his letter to President Roosevelt warning of the Nazi progress on atomic weapons research was arguably key to the U.S. implementation of the Manhatton Project, a decision he later lamented. In 1955, well after the Cold War and nuclear arms race had begun, he and ten other intellectuals and scientists, including other Nobel Prize laureates, like Bertrand Russell and Linus Pauling, wrote a manifesto warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons. Einstein also participated in the U.S. Civil Rights movement, calling racism America’s “worst disease.” Later in his life he began to support socialism, and he criticized the Bolsheviks for their barbarism. Einstein was also a Zionist, and supported Jews’ right to return to Palestine. However, he wanted a free, bi-national Palestine in which Jews and Arabs shared sovereignty, living peacefully and equally with each other.

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[Nouvelle BD rendue accessible] Citations apocryphes

Pour arrêter de faire dire à Voltaire, Einstein ou autres, ce que ces gens n'ont jamais dit…

#a11y #BD #GriseBouille #citation #apocryphe #Voltaire #Einstein

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Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Can You Solve These Pi-Themed Brain Teasers?

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Technological progress frequently results in more unemployment rather than in an easing of the burden of work for all. The profit motive, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, is responsible for an instability in the accumulation and utilization of capital which leads to increasingly severe depressions. Unlimited competition leads to a huge waste of labor, and to that crippling of the social consciousness of individuals.

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Who is this ?
Probably some fool, since he was a communist. Right??

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Ah, ~52 minutes in and we’re getting to the Wunderwaffe fears. Feels like I shouldn’t # that.


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Watching the BBC documentary on via . Transparently obvious that this was made because of , but at the same time it’s an interesting overview of Einstein’s life between exile from Germany and turning up in the US.

I also thought they were taking liberties with his voice until they showed a clip of the real Einstein speaking. Turns out not so much, though I kinda want to watch more of that now.


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some interesting stuff on 's Museum of the History of Science in this obituary of its former curator.

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📆 Jan. 8: The new rocket may launch ’s uncrewed lander to the 🌙
📆 Jan. 20: ’s moon lander may attempt to set down on the moon 🌙
📆 Feb. 15: ’ robotic lunar 🌙 lander may launch on a rocket
📆 Feb. 15: ’s 🇯🇵 rocket could attempt a successful flight to orbit
📆 April 14: astronauts could fly to the aboard ’s spacecraft for the first time
📆 May: 🇨🇳 could launch the mission to the far side of the moon 🌙
📆 June 15: The 🇪🇺 could attempt the first launch of the rocket

Not to forget some launches, depending on the 😴⏳

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The Probe lifted off 🚀 atop a rocket from southwestern ’s 🇨🇳 Xichang* Satellite Launch Centre at 📆 3.05pm on Tuesday. The Einstein Probe is led by researchers of the Academy of Sciences and has major instrument contributions from the and the Institute for Physics in Germany 🇩🇪. It can observe an area of sky more than 10,000 full moons’ size at any given time. In contrast, existing large X-ray telescopes, such as ’s Chandra Observatory, can only image a section of sky smaller than one full moon at a time. It means the Einstein Probe could observe almost the entire night sky 🌌 in just three around , or under five hours ⏱️.

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• Our #scientific understanding of #gravity was established by #IsaacNewton in 📆 1687.

• In 📆 1915, #Einstein published "The General Theory of #Relativity."

#DarkMatter was first theorized in the 📆 1930s to explain movements of #stars 🎇 and #galaxies 🌌 that couldn't be explained by Newton's laws of gravity.

• Modified Newtonian dynamics (#MOND) was first proposed by Mordehai Milgrom in 📆 1983.

• Recently, a new study has found direct evidence for a modified theory of gravity based on #Gaia telescope 🔭 observations.

#AQUAL #RelativityTheory #Astronomy #Astrophysics

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There is an even more recent paper that in detail shows that wide binary stars are actually evidence against modified gravity.

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Born today 19th December 1875, a life definitely worth celebrating: Mileva Marić Einstein.

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"In 1936, German-born physicist Albert Einstein filed this Declaration of Intention to become an American citizen",0.007,1.947,1.205,0

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A timely Nature cover, on the occasion of Albert Einstein 145ᵗʰ birthday.

The issue features a fascinating Review Article by Carla and Franz Kahn: «Letters from Einstein to de Sitter on the nature of the Universe»

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Why was the Search for Intelligence () 👽 unsuccessful so far ?

🦠 appeared pretty much as soon as it could, right when the formed and our stopped being a molten 🌋 hellscape. That might have been as early as 3.7 billion years ago. But life appeared basically yesterday—what we identify as anatomically modern humans arose about 120,000 years ago.

Pictures : :ccby: :cc_sa:

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In 📆 May 1921, the 54-foot-long, 1,200-pound refracting 🔭 at the of ’s Lake Geneva Observatory was the largest of its type in the world. Of the 19 people documented alongside that day eight were women.

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