Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Was Einstein Right? A Centenary Assessment »

Clifford Will
Inst. Fund. Theory (IFT), Dept. Physics, Univ. Florida (Gainesville, Florida, Etats-Unis d'Amérique)

Einstein formulated general relativity 100 years ago. Although it is generally considered a great triumph, the theory's early years were characterized by conceptual confusion, empirical uncertainties and a lack of relevance to ordinary physics. But in recent decades, a remarkably diverse set of precision experiments has established it as the "standard model" for gravitational physics. Yet it might not be the final word. We review a century of measurements that have verified general relativity, and describe some of the opportunities and challenges involved in testing Einstein’s great theory in strong-field regimes and in gravitational waves.
vendredi 2 octobre 2015 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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