On April 16, 1912, Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity in a paper titled “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies.” This groundbreaking work would go on to fundamentally change the way scientists think about space and time.
Einstein’s theory of relativity is based on the idea that the laws of physics are the same for all observers, regardless of their relative motion. This means that time and space are not absolute, but are instead relative to the observer’s frame of reference.
One of the key consequences of this theory is that time appears to pass more slowly for objects that are moving at high speeds relative to an observer. This effect, known as time dilation, has been confirmed through numerous experiments and has important implications for fields such as space travel and GPS technology.
The publication of Einstein’s theory of relativity marked a major milestone in the history of physics and has had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe.