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

Sean Carroll, Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy (Johns Hopkins University)
Friday, October 20, 2023
4:00-5:00 PM
Amphitheatre Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
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 prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in the East Conference Room near the Amphitheatre. Seating will be open at 3:15 PM.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
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