9 hours ago
Steve Dustcircle 🌹
13 hours ago

#Einstein Was Right, Again: Novel Experiment Proves #Antigravity Doesn’t Exist

#Dreams of a world powered by #antigravity got quashed by a #particlephysics

oatmeal 🐧
15 hours ago

Albert #Einstein's letter (open letter, with Hannah Arendt, to The New York Times, December 4, 1948, discussing the Deir Yassin (دير ياسين) massacre of April 9th, 1948.

"A shocking example was their behavior in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. This village, off the main roads and surrounded by Jewish lands, had taken no part in the war, and had even fought off Arab bands who wanted to use the village as their base. On April 9 (The New York Times), terrorist bands attacked this peaceful village, which was not a military objective in the fighting, killed most of its inhabitants — 240 men, women and children— and kept a few of them alive to parade as captives through the streets of Jerusalem. Most of the Jewish community was horrified at the deed, and the Jewish Agency sent a telegram of apology to King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre, publicized it widely, and invited all the foreign correspondents present in the country to view the heaped corpses and the general havoc at Deir Yassin."


oatmeal 🐧
15 hours ago

#Einstein's relationship with #Zionism was complicated, but his warnings were prophetic.

"I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. My awareness of the essential nature of #Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain—especially from the development of a narrow #nationalism within our own ranks, against which we have already had to fight strongly, even without a Jewish state." ----- Albert Einstein, 1938.


Poetry News
1 day ago

Scientists made a remarkable find
That Einstein was proven right this time
Matter and antimatter had the same fate
When it comes to the law of gravity’s weight
The CERN experiment proved the cause
They discovered gravity’s nondiscriminatory laws

#cern #einstein #gravity #antimatter #poetry

Fɹancisco J Яodríguez Amorín
2 days ago

La #antimateria cae igual que la materia ordinaria.
En la máquina ALPHA-g del Laboratorio Europeo de Física de Partículas #CERN se ha observado que átomos d antihidrógeno liberados d un confinamiento magnético se comportan de forma consistente con la atracción gravitatoria de la Tierra: tienden a caer hacia abajo. Una vez más, parece acertar la relatividad general de #Einstein en sus predicciones.

Más #podcast

Ottenute al #Cern, dal team della collaborazione Alpha, le prime osservazioni sperimentali dirette di atomi di anti-idrogeno in caduta libera. I risultati, pubblicati oggi su Nature, indicano che l’#antimateria – proprio come previsto dalla relatività generale di #Einstein – è soggetta alla stessa attrazione gravitazionale della materia ordinaria.

#scienza #fisica #mediainaf #inaf

Dr J Rogel-Salazar
2 days ago

#Einstein was right (again!) - researchers at #Cern have now confirmed, with the greatest degree of certainty yet, that #antimatter falls down under gravity.

Afternoon well spent
Now I know where Einstein went
Beach Blanket Bingo
#haiku #Glass #Einstein @BernardoKastrup someone needs to compose a nature pastiche about you. #Tuesday

4 days ago

Welten + Raum erklären
Beachtet u.a. ER
Sogar was mit #Einstein "gemacht"
(die meisten kennen nur die #Relativitätstheorie)

In einer Sternwarte in die WISSENSCHAFT-Welt reingeschnuppert
und dann wohl AUFTRÄGE bekommen

ABER.. für eine große Popularität u.a. im OSTEN
wohl falscher sogenannter "Stahlgeruch"

Trotzdem erinnern WIR
(Fair wie WIR sind) an
Harald L.
Erstes Medienformat September 1998 wohl
Garantiert könnte man viel mehr erzählen

Verkörpert wohl das Westen Deutsche Leader-Modell

Harald Lesch u.a. Moderator

Credit DontWorry (Nick) CC3.0
datiert 2007
Lesch versucht im Bild
Schwarze Löcher zu erklären
Ort Frankfurt Main

Falls WIR etwas falsch gesehen haben - möge man es uns mitteilen !
UND NEIN  - wir machen nicht das SELBE / das Gleiche hier etc.

WIR sind uns sicher - und noch mehr das seine Redaktionen bei UNS ab und zu "reinschauen"

Aber .. eben auch was mit Schnittmengen ..

Zeit+Raum BILD
Sven Holger Wolf 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦
1 week ago

Ein Satz mit #einstein

🔊 "Reisende in Richtung Gießen:
Einstein und Türen schließen!"

1 week ago
1 week ago

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of #patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble #war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

- Albert #Einstein

Polynomial C
1 week ago

#Dalí era un enamorat de la ciència i va seguir la feina de #Einstein amb curiositat. Pel que sembla, els rellotges fonent-se són un símbol inconscient de la relativitat de l'espai i el temps.

La persistència de la memòria, Salvador Dalí 1931

1 week ago

Il punto esatto dove Nolan riprende Oppenheimer e Einstein che dialogano e dove poi Einstein ritorna... Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies...#physics #princeton #nolan #oppenheimer #einstein

foo | sh
2 weeks ago

Unified Geometric Foundations Connecting
Cosmic Expansion, Dark Phenomena, and
Gravity through Universal
Exponential Mass-Energy Decay

Here is something I've worked on for quite sometime, it answers many questions about the #Universe but opens up many more

How can you say "I have solved a great mystery" and not sound like a fool]

#StephenHawking #TheTheoryOfEverything #Einstein #Newton #Science #Physics #Cosmology #DarkMatter #DarkEnergy #Blackholes #AI

2 weeks ago

«Δεν μπορώ να συλλάβω έναν #Θεό που ανταμείβει και τιμωρεί τα πλάσματά του ή έχει μια θέληση όπως αυτή που βιώνουμε στον εαυτό μας. Ούτε μπορώ ούτε θα ήθελα να συλλάβω ένα άτομο που επιζεί του φυσικού του θανάτου. Αφήστε τις αδύναμες ψυχές, από φόβο ή παράλογο εγωισμό, να αγαπούν τέτοιες σκέψεις. Είμαι ικανοποιημένος με το μυστήριο της αιωνιότητας της ζωής και με την επίγνωση και μια ματιά της θαυμαστής δομής του υπάρχοντος κόσμου, μαζί με την αφοσιωμένη προσπάθεια να κατανοήσω ένα μέρος, ακόμα και τόσο μικροσκοπικό, του Λόγου που εκδηλώνεται στη φύση.»

“I cannot conceive of a #God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.”

Artwork: [Title The #Flood
Artist #Michelangelo
Date 1512
Medium fresco
Dimensions 305 cm x 550 cm
Art Movement High Renaissance
Current Location Sistine Chapel, Vatican]

The flood in #Bible
(Genesis 6:5-8,19)
(Genesis 6:13-14)
(Genesis 7:4)
(Genesis 7:10)

Dick Smiths Fair Go Supporters
2 weeks ago

@Jyoti @nullagent @weaselx86

The problem is the #moneySupply and has been for **so long** that we cannot see it. Even during #Einstein's time, "democratically organised political society"? What a laughable thought.

A "Sir" #MontaguNorman governed the #BankOfEngland and gave #Germany extreme funding, "it may never be repaid but it will be less of a loss than the fall of #Nazism".

Fascism is govt and big business coming together; its as bad as ever today.


Angelo Madrid
2 weeks ago

God Awful Movies podcast bingo squares #6 (reposted and updated). @piatpod #cartoon #religion #einstein #art

This review on Elon Musk book is better than the book 🤣 — ‘Arrested Development’ — worth a read 👍

“To go from #Einstein to #Musk in only five volumes is surely an indication that humanity isn’t sending #Isaacson its best.”

“Elon didn’t just exaggerate, he made it up,” a former colleague tells us”

“The messianic part of the #Muskiverse is his attempt to put 140m miles between himself and his father as he tries to turn humanity into a “#multiplanetary civilization”


Text Shot: Throughout the tome, Musk’s confidantes, co-workers, ex-wives and girlfriends present a DSM-5’s worth of psychiatric and other theories for the “demon moods” that darken the lives of his subordinates, and increasingly the rest of us, among them bipolar disorder, OCD, and the form of autism formerly known as Asperger’s. But the idea that any of these conditions are what makes Musk an “asshole” (another frequently used descriptor of him in the book), while also making him successful in his many pursuits, is an insult to all those affected by them who manage to change the world without leaving a trail of wounded people, failing social networks and general despair behind them. The answer then must lie elsewhere.
Angelo Madrid
2 weeks ago

God Awful Movies podcast bingo squares #4 (reposted and updated). Hell-bound roo makes first appearance. @piatpod #cartoon #religion #einstein #art

Andrea Sciuto
2 weeks ago


Lasciamo stare l'originalità della coppia ascensore-relatività. Sicuramente non si tratta del primo #ascensore (semmai il primo ascensore elettrico, ma è del 1880, cioè di quando #Einstein era neonato)
Ma poi... A #Berlino? Ma non stava a #Zurigo? Se accettiamo come data convenzionale per la fine della #BelleÉpoque lo scoppio della #PrimaGuerraMondiale (28 luglio 1914), Einstein a Berlino ci ha lavorato letteralmente le ultime poche settimane (si era trasferito il I aprile).

Una carta intitolata "La cultura e la società europee nella Belle Époque". La carta rappresenta l'Europa; alcuni luoghi sono segnati con un numero e tutt'intorno alla carta ci sono le didascalie numerate. La didascalia che volevo sottoporvi è la n. 3 e si trova nell'immagine qui a fianco.
"[3] A Berlino si sviluppano innovativi studi nel campo della fisica e della tecnica: non solo vi conduce le sue geniali ricerche Einstein, ma viene inventato anche il primo ascensore."
Walter Tross
2 weeks ago

@BlueWaveSurfer I bet this is one of the many fake quotes attributed to #Einstein

3 weeks ago

A jednak Einstein zabrał głos w sprawie pszczół, choć nie głosił katastroficznych wizji upadku ludzkości, gdyby wymrą pszczoły jak głosi niesławny rzekomy cytat.

#pszczoły #pszczelarstwo #Einstein

kidadai X
3 weeks ago

@haschrebellen ich fühle es 🤬
.. wenn's nicht so einige gute Leute gegeben hätte und noch gibt, wär "man" schon abgekratzt ☺️ (oder 'frau' o. du, wir, ich )
Ich dachte sowieso immer, werde keine 30 ^^ aber das dachten wohl die meisten
#AlterIstRelativ #ZeitIstRelativ und dazu fällt mir #Einstein ein Gedanken rasen und machen Sprünge.. Zeitsprünge 😳 😄🙃☺️

3 weeks ago

TIL: #Batterien werden mit zunehmender Entladung tatsächlich leichter.

Ich bleibe trotzdem skeptisch. Man kann zwar laut #Einstein #Masse und #Energie ineinander umwandeln, das heißt aber noch lange nicht, dass dies in einer #Batterie auch passiert. Somit kann man aus einer vollen Batterie vermutlich mehr Masse gewinnen als aus einer leeren, aber das muss dafür ja auch erstmal jemand tun. 🤔

"Werden Batterien leichter, wenn sie leer sind?"


Preston MacDougall
4 weeks ago

Congratulations #EricAdams , you’re the biggest asshole to be Mayor of #NewYorkCity since Rudy ‘Remain at your desks’ #Giuliani. 👉

If you hate #migrants , I suggest you live in a different city, #Einstein. And maybe open a #history book for once in your life? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Tommy Orbell
4 weeks ago

Albert #Einstein was a #socialist relatively speaking.

Janne Peltonen
4 weeks ago

"This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.“ #Einstein #socialism #education

Janne Peltonen
4 weeks ago

"Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society." #Einstein #socialism

1 month ago

Did you see this?

A new study reports conclusive evidence for the breakdown of standard gravity in the low acceleration limit of the orbital motions of long-period, widely separated #binaries.

For accelerations lower than about 0.1 nanometer per second squared, the observed acceleration is about 30 to 40% higher than the #Newton-#Einstein prediction.

#astronomy #MOND

🎙️ ✨ A new episode has been published on @ITSPmagazine

Show: Stories From Space With Matthew S Williams

Episode: The Relativity Revolution: The Life and Times of Albert Einstein - Part II

Podcast format: Audio



#relativity #Einstein #tech #technology #stories

Knowledge Zone
1 month ago

#Einstein’s #Nobel-Winning #Experiment That Shocked the World : Medium

Researchers assemble the first complete sequence of a human #Y #Chromosome : NIH

Hopes that #MRI #Scans can screen men for #Prostate #Cancer : BBC

Check our latest #KnowledgeLinks

1 month ago

Warum #Krieg?

Auszüge aus einem Briefwechsel zwischen #Einstein und #Freud des Jahres 1932, der im Jahr 1933 unter dem Titel »Warum Krieg?« vom Völkerbund veröffentlicht wurde.

1 month ago


I thank you, Skye and your kind hooman assistants, for the attempted #edification.

I'll keep reading physics, but I don't think I'll make much progress on this sort of stuff. "I'm trying to think who the third person could be", indeed.

#BrainMelt #Eddington #Einstein #Dirac

J'aime beaucoup la #citation d' #Einstein :
"L'absolu n'est pas accessible à l'esprit humain."

Mais comme je la trouve un peu pédante à sortir comme ça, je la vulgarise par :
"Je sais certaines choses, j'ignore tout le reste."

David ‮ yensiR
1 month ago

"Way to go, genius!" #lego #solar #einstein

An educational sign on a dumpster enclosure features a lego minifig saying "Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his experiments with solar power. Way to go, genius!"

🎙️ ✨ A new episode has been published on @ITSPmagazine

Show: Stories From Space With Matthew S Williams

Episode: The Relativity Revolution: The Life and Times of Albert Einstein

Podcast format: Audio



#Einstein #science #relativity #technology #stories

Materie aus dem Nichts. E=mc2: Physiker ermitteln Zeitdauer für die Teilchenbildung aus dem Vakuum. #Einstein #Physik #Materie #Teilchen #Vakuum #Emc2

Die wohl berühmteste Mathe-Formel schützt die bedrohten Meeressäuger. Einen besonders schönen Beweis des Theorems hat Albert Einstein im Alter von zwölf Jahren erbracht.#FabelhafteMathematik #Pythagoras #Einstein #Geometrie #Wale #derSatzdesPythagoras #Mathematik
Die fabelhafte Welt der Mathematik: Der Satz des Pythagoras, Wale und Einsteins verschollener Beweis
Carol Chen
1 month ago

Was reminded of this, still need to study the proof (link in article) 😂

Einstein tilings – the amazing “Hat” shape that never repeats!

#einstein #thehat #einsteinhat

Michael Fenichel
1 month ago


2 personal-favorites #Einstein quotes:

'It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
I hope that someday, our humanity might yet surpass our technology."

"I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth -- rocks!"

- Albert Einstein

Michael Fenichel
1 month ago


Verrry interesting.... and 'deep'

> Albert Einstein Appears in Remarkably Colorized Video & Contemplates the Fate of Humanity After the Atomic Bomb (1946)

> "We lived in one world before August 6, 1945, and have lived in another ever since..."

> Einstein wrote that “I made one great mistake in my life — when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made.”

#atombomb #atomic #Einstein #physics


1 month ago

Ihr wisst, was es bedeutet, wenn #Einstein s #Relativitätstheorie nicht zwingend "erforderlich" ist?! 🤔

🚀 Der #Warpantrieb wird möglich! 🫵🏻

Mikko Tuomi
2 months ago

Results regarding modified #gravity models must be treated with caution.

But what if they are true?

A new study reports conclusive evidence for the breakdown of standard gravity in the low acceleration limit of the orbital motions of long-period, widely separated #binaries.

For accelerations lower than about 0.1 nanometer per second squared, the observed acceleration is about 30 to 40% higher than the #Newton-#Einstein prediction.

#astronomy #MOND

Mandu 🥟
2 months ago

Einstein's social media posts during the Manhattan Project would've been fire. #AIArt #einstein #oppenheimer

AI art of albert einstein taking a selfie with giant explosion in background of desert environment
AI art of Albert Einstein taking a selfie with smartphone in his hands and a giant mushroom cloud in background of desert environment
AI art of Albert Einstein taking a selfie in his office with tweet caption: E=mc^2 and my hair = still wild 😜
#ScienceLife #CrazyHairDontCare
11:02am Oct 1, 1940
David Boles
2 months ago

Einstein on the Beach!

#AI #Midjourney #Einstein #Beach

Einstein on the beach.
Einstein on the beach in the sand.
Einstein on the beach with his hat.
Einstein on the beach in the sun.
Nemo_bis 🌈
2 months ago

«On December 4, 1948, the New York Times published a letter by a group of Jewish dignitaries, including Albert #Einstein and political theorist Hannah #Arendt, protesting a visit to the United States by Menachem Begin and denouncing his Herut (Freedom) party on the grounds that it was, as they wrote, "a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties."»

#Israel #Zionism #Fascism

Paul Halpern
2 months ago

Albert Einstein's advertisement for his private tutoring services in math and physics, including a free trial lesson

#Einstein #Physics #Science

Apparently "Time Flowed Five Times Slower Shortly after the Big Bang"

“..Newton gave us this vision of a universe where space and time is fixed, and every clock across the universe ticks at exactly the same rate. Then Einstein shattered this vision by proposing that time is actually rubbery and relative,” ... "Einstein was, once again, correct.”

🙄😆 so,... be glad there was't a line up at the DMV back then

#Hahaha #Astronomy #SpaceAndTime #Time #Einstein #Universe

From the movie Zootopia, Fox and Rabbit at the DMV (Department of Mammal Vehicles) watch as the Sloth very very very slowly smiles.
Ricardo Harvin
2 months ago

To the asshats in my mentions, remember, #Einstein said, and fought vigorously to prove, that #quantum "spooky actions at a distance" were impossible, and yet...

It's this kind of *scientific* rigidity and absolute certainty I'm referring to, so step tf off 🙄

*as an example

Physicists Conduct The Most Massive Test Ever of The #Einstein-#Podolsky-#Rosen Paradox :

"Our results represent the first observation of the #EPR paradox with spatially separated, massive many-particle systems," the researchers write in their paper.

"They show that the #conflict between #quantum #mechanics and #local #realism does not disappear as the system size increases to more than a thousand massive particles."

Prof Heino Falcke
4 months ago

Heute Aufnahmen für #SpaceNight auf mit @sianderl in der #Archenhold-#Sternwarte #Berlin- hier hat #Einstein seine erste öffentliche Vorlesung über die allgemeine #Relativitätstheorie gehalten. Thema heute: Anfang und Ende des Universums. Im Juli in eurer Mediathek. #Astrodon #Astronomie

Ahimsa Bjorn
4 months ago

#Death is not a thing. Birth is not a thing. #Energy is a thing and it is neither created or destroyed. #Meditation helps us see and understand what scientists like #Einstein also came to understand. #wisdom #spirituality #buddhism #taoism

Day 160 The Idea of Birth and Death from Your One True Home by Tich Nhat Hanh
Cees Grootes
4 months ago

Time is not an illusion. It’s an object with physical size.

Not a backdrop, an illusion or an emergent phenomenon, time has a physical size that can be measured in laboratories.


#time #timemeasure #illusion #Einstein #relativity #relativitytheory #universe #physics #timemeasurement

Tiny frog on a leave.
EU Research Results
4 months ago

Today, on #WorldBicycleDay, let's channel our inner #Einstein and keep moving forward. 🚲 💨


In the center, a cycle with the quote from Albert Einstein: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." In the background, a father is showing his son how to ride a bike.
4 months ago

@2ndStar @phranck

"...für Algorithmen zur Quantenverschlüsselung und schließlich auch für das Quantencomputing."

Oder wie #DieZeit schrieb (echt geil!):

"Dieser #Physiknobelpreis hat alles:
#Einstein, #Schrödingers Katze, ein wenig "Star Trek". Und der Zufall schreibt das Drehbuch..."

Ps: Das Interview mit Zeilinger im #Economist Podcast war auch super...selbst für Nicht-Physiker wie mich. :)

5 months ago

I found ths more fascinating than is probably good for me.

‘The miracle that disrupts order’: mathematicians invent new ‘#einstein’ shape - an #aperiodic tile.

They seem not to know what to do with it. But it immediately occurred to me that it could be useful in #games #graphics textures, where you want a tiling texture which doesn't form obvious patterns to the eye as you zoom out.

Nika Shilobod
5 months ago

Quote of the day:

“I am enough of the #artist to draw freely upon my #imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. #Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”


5 months ago

Ich hab hier nochmal ne ganz tolle #Serienempfehlung: #Genius (momentan auf Disney plus - von National Geographic).
Erste Staffel: Albert #Einstein
Zweite Staffel: Pablo #Picasso (mit Antonio Banders)
Dritte Staffel: #Aretha Franklin (noch nicht gesehen)

Hat mich absolut gepackt. Ganz tolle Charakterendarstellung. Bin hin und weg.

Absolute Empfehlung. Banderas grandios als Picasso. Und Picassos Leben war ereignis- und frauenreich. Eintauchen in eine andere Zeit.

Jan Adriaenssens
6 months ago

Who will be the first to create a board game with this new shape/tile?

“A new shape called an einstein has taken the math world by storm. The craggy, hat-shaped tile can cover an infinite plane with patterns that never repeat.”

Better question still: what will be the best (sort of) game with this new shape/tile?

#boardgames #einstein

Sketch of the new tile, in a tiling.
Yahia Lababidi
6 months ago

@mcmullin @I_Like_Books @bookstodon @philosophy @religion @theologidons Thank you, David, for this balanced response. By association, I think of this #quote by #Einstein :

#science without #religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

To nie samochody wpadły do rowu, to rów wpadł w samochody.
#wszystkoJestRelatywne #Einstein

Niles Johnson
6 months ago

My wife discovered that these hat tiles :monotile: can be arranged around hexagonal holes. To be clear, this does *not* contradict any aperiodicity tiling claims because, well, there are a bunch of holes! But we still thought it was neat :)

I guess it's not hard to realize that any aperiodic tile set could be part of a larger set of periodic tiles, but this seems to be an especially nice one. Plus, she had fun!!

#monotile #einstein

aperiodic monotiles arranged with hexagonal holes
Karthik Srinivasan
6 months ago

Wow!! What a breathe of fresh air this paper is in the midst of suffocating levels of "AI solves everything" hype cycle.

They have found at long last, a single tile, an "einstein", which they call a "hat"/polykite that tiles the entire plane aperiodically.

Previously the best known aperiodic tiling of the plane required at the least two different tiles, the most famous ones being the Penrose tiles, and those that adorn Alhambra.

It is all the more wonderful that the first two authors don't have any academic/research affiliations. They write somewhere in the paper, how it all started, so wonderful:

"One of the authors (Smith) began investigating the hat polykite as part of his open-ended visual exploration of shapes and their tiling properties. Working largely by hand, with the assistance of Scherphuis’s PolyForm Puzzle Solver software (, he could find no obvious barriers to the construction of large patches, and yet no clear cluster of tiles that filled the plane periodically."

Why is the study of tilings such a big deal? Well, it hints at and tries to formalize various physics concepts that are of immense interest to many of us (and dare I say, even neuroscientists): quasi crystals!, possible new states of matter, emergent structures from simple units, how symmetries and asymmetries arise, stability of heterogenous media, soft matter physics, order without periodicity, criticality etc., etc.,

On quasi-crystals and their search, applications, uses etc., I recommend the wonderful Paul Steinhardt's book: "The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter"

#Physics #Maths #Combinatorics #AperiodicTiling #PenroseTiles #Einstein #Emergence #condensedmatter

Patrizia Rinaldi
7 months ago

3 .14.1879
Happy Birthday Albert Einstein. Born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany.
Shown teaching physics at Lincoln University, PA (an HBCU) in 1946. #photography #Einstein #history

Albert Cardona
7 months ago

Science Trails in Barcelona

Walk the streets of Barcelona following events from times past, through buildings of remarkable modernist and industrial architecture that supported scientists over the last two centuries.

Includes #Einstein and #WomenInScience trail with:

Creu Casas
Dolors Aleu i Riera
Francesca Bonnemaison i Farriols
Maria Assumpció Català i Poch
Montserrat Garriga Cabrero
Rosa Sensat i Vilà
Roser Nos Ronchera

HT @jordiipa
#Barcelona #tourism #science

Vicky Veritas
7 months ago

Gravitational Lensing

Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted that the path of light should bend slightly when influenced by an object's gravitational field, but how to prove it?

Sir Frank Watson Dyson, Britain's Astronomer Royal, conceived the perfect experiment to test the theory by using the upcoming total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919. The sun would cross the path of the bright Hyades star cluster and the light from the cluster would have to pass through the sun's gravitational field on its way to Earth. The eclipsing of the sun's normally blinding light by the moon would make it darker and easier to measure any slight shift in the faint light from the cluster.

Sir Arthur Eddington, British Astronomer, mathematician and physicist, led the experiment making precise measurements of the positions of the stars prior to the eclipse. During the eclipse astronomers took pictures from several locations on Earth during the six minutes of total eclipse and Eddington compiled these data. When Eddington announced the results confirming Einstein's predictions on November 6th, 1919, Einstein became a celebrity overnight.

The bending of light around massive objects is now known as "gravitational lensing" and is used in astronomy to try to understand dark matter and the expansion of the universe, and to find exoplanets.

More at:

More on gravitational lensing here:

#GravitationalLensing #Einstein #SirFrankWatsonDyson #SirArthurEddington #SolarEclipseMay291919 #BendingLight

Newspaper article on the solar eclipse experiment that proved Einstein’s theory that the gravity of the sun would bend light.
Marcel Kolder
8 months ago

Las ik net: “Een opgeruimd huis zorgt helemaal niet voor een opgeruimde geest of een opgeruimd leven. Zoals Einstein zich afvroeg: ‘Als een rommelig bureau een teken is van een rommelige geest, waarvan is een leeg bureau dan een teken?’ Die vraag is onderzocht. Een opgeruimde, of lege, kamer blijkt er vooral voor te zorgen dat proefpersonen conventionelere keuzes maken. Dit terwijl een rommelige kamer juist hun creatieve vermogens vergroot.” #creatief #rommel #einstein #progressief

Bread and Circuses
8 months ago

This is genius Albert Einstein who refused to speak at white colleges and at the end of his life spoke exclusively at black universities.

He said: "The separation of races is not a disease of colored people but a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it."

#Einstein #Racism #Integrity #Equality #BlackFriday

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An elderly Albert Einstein stands in front of a blackboard teaching a group of male college students, all of whom are black and wearing suits and ties. Photo appears to be from the 1950s.

This is genius Albert Einstein who refused to speak at white colleges and at the end of his life spoke exclusively at black universities
"The separation of races is not a disease of colored people but a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.

#Einstein #Racism #Integrity #Equality

Andreas :antifa: :AFD:
9 months ago

Vortrag von Harald Lesch am Albert Einstein Discovery Center Ulm ( ):

Was kann Licht - von Einstein bis heute. Der Nobelpreis für den Photoelektrischen Effekt an Albert #Einstein jährt sich zum hundertsten Mal.
Harald #Lesch erläutert die Details.

#Urknall #Weltall und das #Leben

Margaret Wertheim
10 months ago

In @NYTimes today fashion critic Vanessa Friedman riffs on SamBankman-Frieds (#SBF) 'shlubby' wardrobe and lists the same disheveled dudes I did in my previous @latimes OpEd. She also makes the same references to #Einstein hair, #SteveJobs turtlenecks, and quotes the same NYU professor. It's nice to be cribbed by a writer I admire. Would be even nicer to have been acknowledged.

#SBF #schlubby_dubes #NYTimes

no more sans serifs
10 months ago

@antolius what’s fascinating to me in the scientific process is how much important of a role “imagination” plays in it. Every theory we have was born out of someone imagining something. This makes me appreciate what #Einstein said: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Dawn Nelson
10 months ago

Albert Einstein‘s summer home in Caputh. He had the home built himself with the help of #architect Konrad Wachsmann and lived here between 1929-1932 before he fled Germany forever due to #nazi control. He called this house his paradise. ❤️ #alberteinstein #einstein #caputh #summerhome #germany #architecture

Mikko Tuomi
10 months ago

Physicists have created the first-ever #wormhole, a kind of tunnel theorized in 1935 by Albert #Einstein and Nathan #Rosen that leads from one place to another by passing into an extra dimension of #space.

The wormhole emerged like a hologram out of quantum bits of information.

Although the work’s interpretation remains disputed, it represents a step towards understanding the #quantum nature of #gravity.

The paper by Jafferis et al. (2022):

Paul Halpern
10 months ago

Albert Einstein's house in Princeton: 112 Mercer Street

Photographed in 1953 and 2020

#Science #Einstein #Physics

Paul Halpern
10 months ago

Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control ...

Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.'

-Albert Einstein

#physics #HistoryOfScience #AlbertEinstein #Einstein #cosmology #science

Paul Halpern
10 months ago

I cannot seriously believe in [quantum mechanics] because the theory cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics should represent a reality in space and time, free from spooky actions at a distance.'

-Albert Einstein to Max Born
March 3, 1947

#histSTM #Einstein #physics

Robert McNees
10 months ago

I should be adding hashtags to these posts! #OTD #Physics #Einstein #Relativity #Gravity

10 months ago

#TheBond: Marla

Marla had been a gifted child. She graduated at age 13, got her master's degree at 15 and wrote an already groundbreaking piece as her PhD Thesis when she was 20. That was in the year 2089. ...

(New storyline ... yay!)

#Einstein, #Darwin, #Transspace, #Aliens, #SpaceOpera, #SpaceTravel, #SciFi

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Chris Offner
11 months ago

Heyho Mastodon! I'm new here and not yet quite sure how this all works but I'm looking forward to finding out.

Meanwhile, check out this #NeRF I captured of #Einstein's locker at ETH Zurich.

Dan Falk
11 months ago

Happy "Lights All Askew" Day! Yep, it was 103 years ago today that the #nytimes ran the ultimate stack of #science headlines, after eclipse observations appeared to support Einstein's theory: ( #Einstein #relativity #scicomm )