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Offline Muxr

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Re: Proof 100 years later for Einstein
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2016, 04:16:40 pm »
Fascinating really. BBC did a good piece on it. They said Einstein was only wrong about one thing, and that is that we won't be able to measure it.

I don't think he was wrong though. He had no ways of accounting for all the advancements in testing and measurements in the past 100 years.
 

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Re: Proof 100 years later for Einstein
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2016, 04:32:50 pm »
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that is that we won't be able to measure it.

If he said that unconditionally, that's definitely a wrong statement: it is entirely possible to say that it couldn't have been measured with the equipment available then. But it doesn't take a rocket scientists to envision sufficient advances in the future that would make such measurement possible.

The measurement of massive blackholes is still not possible today: we are lucky in that the collision observed is fairly small, just the right size for the kind of set-up we have.
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Re: Proof 100 years later for Einstein
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2016, 06:41:35 pm »
These folk are detecting changes down to one part in 10 -21 which is stunning to think of.
Even TiN hasn't managed that in his lab just yet!  :-DD
 


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