# 2023 Annual Ford Lecture in Physics | Secrets of Einstein's Equation

Sean Carroll, Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy (Johns Hopkins University)

Albert Einstein is indelibly associated with a famous equation: E=mc^2, relating the mass of an object to its energy. But that is not what physicists consider when they say, "Einstein's Equation." The real Einstein's Equation is part of general relativity, which relates the curvature of spacetime to the mass and energy distributed within it. Professor Carroll will explain why the geometry of spacetime has anything to do with gravity and how this famous equation expresses how spacetime curves.

There will be a reception before the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in Assembly Hall across from the Amphitheatre. Seating will be open at 3:15 PM.

This lecture will be in-person and livestreamed at https://myumi.ch/35d3z.

There will be a reception before the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in Assembly Hall across from the Amphitheatre. Seating will be open at 3:15 PM.

This lecture will be in-person and livestreamed at https://myumi.ch/35d3z.

Building: | Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) |
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Event Type: | Lecture / Discussion |

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