The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the release of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity (GTR). Ten years after revolutionizing our comprehension of light in the special theory of relativity, Einstein did the same for the force of gravitation. While overturning our understanding of gravity, he also changed our view of the nature of space and time itself. Probed to its most subtle predictions and confirmed countless of times, the GTR remains a theory of unsurpassed accuracy and elegance. It reinforced Einstein’s status as a superstar of modern science and made him the epitome of a genius. Ironically, it is this standing as a prodigy that leads to reservations about engagement with the GTR in the greater public. People ask themselves, quite understandably, how could they could ever fathom a genius’ masterpiece?
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