Einstein

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“Your first kiss will be forever located in some region of space-time.” Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s another year? When Johnny Logan asked this question in the 1980 Eurovision song contest he was following in a long philosophical tradition str(...)

Einstein at work: does relativity scepticism present an interesting case of a ‘clean’ mistrust of science?

This semester, I’m teaching a first course in relativity to our students. The idea, one of the most famous theories of modern science, was first pr(...)

Of all Isaac Newton’s gifts to humanity, my personal favourite is his famous turn of phrase, written in a letter to Robert Hooke in 1676: “If I have s(...)