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Einstein’s Discovery of the General Theory of Relativity

October 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Northwestern University is hosting a special public lecture as part of the 2015 Midwest Relativity Meeting honoring the centennial anniversary of General Relativity.

Einstein’s Discovery of the General Theory of Relativitywith John D. Norton, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

It took Albert Einstein eight years, from 1907 to 1915, to complete his general theory of relativity. His work in these years was driven by ingenious thought experiments, forays into new mathematics, tedious calculations, painful missteps, dogged persistence and moments of great exhilaration. This talk will review some of the highlights of Einstein’s achievement and take a peek into his research notes, written at the crucial moment.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
7:30 p.m.
McCormick Auditorium
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive

Parking in campus lots is free after 4:00pm.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.


Dr. John D. Nortton

About Dr. Norton


October 1, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Northwestern University – Norris Center
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60201 United States