crisscrossing Science

Title

crisscrossing Science Episode 13: Einstein's Greatest Blunder

Streaming Media

Abstract

In this episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) and Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) discuss the evidence behind the expanding universe and our understandings of it. They also discuss how Einstein built a flawed component into his Theory of General Relativity in order to match the data that people understood at the time. Although Einstein called this addition his "greatest blunder," parts of it are being re-incorporated now as we learn more about the universe.

Document Type

Audio File

Duration

33 minutes 22 seconds

Publication Date

1-2-2017

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity

Rights

Copyright © 2017. Terms of use for work posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield available at http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/rights.pdf.

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