This is a reminder about the public talk about Einstein at the Wolf Performance Hall this evening at 7pm. The talk will also be live-streamed online on the pages linked below, and will soon appear on our YouTube channel. Details on the talk follows below.
Gravity, Geometry, Philosophy:
100 Years in Einstein’s Universe
Monday, March 2, 2015
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall
251, Dundas Street, London, Ontario
One hundred years ago, in November 1915, Albert Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation: the General Theory of Relativity. In developing the General Theory, Einstein brought together ideas from philosophy, mathematics, and physics, to create a remarkable new conception of gravity, space, and time. His work is a model of the engagement between philosophy and science that is the main mission of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. To celebrate the achievements of the 20th century’s greatest philosopher-scientist, the Rotman Institute is pleased to announce Einstein@Rotman 2015 – a year-long program of activities for both scholars and the general public, centred around the stunning successes and enduring mysteries of Einstein’s ideas. In this inaugural lecture, you will learn how Einstein’s philosophical reflections on space, time, and gravity transformed our view of the nature and structure of the cosmos.