In November 1915, Albert Einstein put the finishing touches on his radical reinvention of space, time, gravity and the Universe itself. Throughout the following 100 years, experimenters have confirmed the general theory of relativity to ever-higher precision, and theorists have unravelled implications of it that even Einstein had not dreamed of, from black holes to the Big Bang. In this special collection and in a companion e-book, Nature celebrates the past triumphs of Einstein’s creation and the milestones yet to come.
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In the years since 1915, all the theoretical breakthroughs and experimental triumphs in general relativity were chronicled – and many of them were originally published -- in the pages of Nature. This e-book collects the best of those papers, from Einstein’s own account of the genesis his theory to Stephen Hawking’s discovery that black hole are not quite black. Price: $9.99.