Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 10:40 am - 11: 25 am

Speaker:     Prof. Dr. Martin Dominik
Institution: SUPA, University of St Andrews, School of Physics & Astronomy, UK

 Einstein's Blip-One of the Puzzle Stones towards Exploring Ourselves in the Vastness of the Universe

Abstract: Einstein's theory of General Relativity is a most profound theory of Nature, embracing almost all the phenomena of physics. Particularly, the gravitational bending of light is a most curious effect, providing us with a unique window to the Universe. The exploitation of this effect is a continuing story of curiosity, skepticism, surprise, and fascination. Short blips that will never be seen again now reveal distant worlds, setting the cosmic context of our little blue planet, and ourselves.