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November 2019

Einstein’s War: How World War I Made Relativity (Matt Stanley, NYU)

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Join us for the next Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture…13 November 2019 at 4PM  About the talk: Einstein’s ascent to worldwide celebrity was, in large part, not his own doing. The 1919 confirmation of the German Einstein’s theory of general relativity by British astronomers soon after the end of the First World War made him an emblem of how science could rise above nationalism and petty patriotism.  But in fact international science – and relativity with it – was nearly shattered…

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