Researchers from Caltech and MIT are holding a press conference where it’s rumored they will announce that they’ve observed gravitation waves, which Einstein theorized over a hundred years ago.
Einstein was a pretty smart guy
You don’t have to play Albert Einstein in community theater production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” in Antigua, Guatemala to recognize the genius of both Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso get drunk together in a Paris bar at the turn of the 20th century to understand the “Special Theory of Relativity.” But if you have a chance it’s a lot of fun.
The banjo-playing actor and comedian Steve Martin’s play is pretty genius in its own right.
But Einstein wasn’t always considered a genius, many dismissed his theories outright and often lambasted him for simply being a Jew. But if the rumors are true, the researchers plan to tell the world that they’ve found a wobble in gravitational waves resulting from a fight between two black holes.
If they have, Einstein should be further validated this week when they announce their findings match up with Einstein’s 4th dimensional understandings of timespace.
Not the first time Einstein’s been correct
Sure, Einstein is best known for his work with relativity but he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his observations of the photoelectric effect while explaining that light, being made up of photons of different energies was the reason that metals emit electrons when lit up. Essentially, Einstein created the field of quantum physics.
in the mid-1900s, French astronomer claimed that there was a planet near the sun close to Mercury named “Vulcan” but was never found.
The Austrian trying to find it, postulated that the wobble in Mercury’s orbit was not caused by the presence of a planet but, rather, just a geometry to the universe that Newton missed and that Mercury simply wobbled in spacetime owing to its proximity to the sun.
In 1919, Albert’s theory of the curved nation of spacetime was once again proved right during a solar eclipse when his theory of relativity saw spacetime bent with the sun’s mas as if through a lens.
The physicist’s belief that spinning masses swirl spacetime in an effect called frame dragging was confirmed in 2004, nearly 100 years after his theory was printed, when researchers observed that the Earth’s rotation on its access shifted the orbits of satellites. In 2001, NASA’s Gravity Probe B confirmed what the researchers suggested but did so by giving the theory better math to prove it.
Let’s see what they have to say tomorrow.