GRAVITY, (not) a force to be reckoned with

Saturday 11 January 2014

A Lecture by Dr Paul Saffin, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham
Saturday 11 January 2014, 7:00pm
FREE, booking essential.
Gravity has a special place amongst the forces, it is the one we have most direct experience with, and yet it is rich with conceptual difficulties. In this talk we shall cover some of the history that places our current picture of gravity in context, and describe how Einstein's geometrical viewpoint can explain results varying from Galileo's leaning-tower-of-Pisa experiments, to the lensing of light by galaxies.