Albert Einstein
Science Tech  /  Published 30.05.22

Matter of seconds

F or nearly 150 years, the world’s metrologists have agreed on strict definitions for units of measurement through the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, known by its French acronym, ...
By Alanna Mitchell

World  /  Published 13.05.22

Milky Way’s black hole comes to light

Astronomers announced on Thursday that they had pierced the veil of darkness and dust at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy to capture the first picture of “the gentle giant” dwelling ther...
By Dennis Overbye

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.21

December is the perfect month to reset the clock

It is striking that even though more than one hundred years have passed since Albert Einstein discovered the Theory of Relativity, underscoring the relativity of time, human civilization is ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Science Tech  /  Published 22.02.21

Scientists unlock secrets of einsteinium

That smaller amount was less than 250 nanograms, or 250 billionths of a gram. Worse, the sample that the Berkeley researchers received was heavily contaminated with einsteinium’s periodic table ...
By Kenneth Chang

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.21

A light in the gathering gloom

In order to be in Indian politics, individuals should come prepared for a barrage of abuse, legal harassment, intrusions into personal lives and the very real threat of losing their own. An essential ...
By Abhijit Chowdhury


Opinion  /  Published 16.11.20

For Penrose, a big bang forever

I have known Roger Penrose closely for quite some time. He has been visiting Calcutta for more than 25 years. His involvement with Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is intense; his ...
By Bikash Sinha

Science  /  Published 08.12.19

Peer through a wormhole

In science fiction, wormholes — tunnels through space and time — have long been the preferred means of travel across the universe. In the movie Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan in colla...
By Dennis Overbye /New York Times News Service

Science  /  Published 14.04.19

The Dark Knight

Black holes got even the great Albert Einstein rattled. The physicist was stumped when his equations predicted the existence of singularity in the densest objects in the universe. Singularity in physi...
By Aswin Sekhar

Hollywood  /  Published 19.02.20

Science and the human minefield

World War I was gruesome. It was a war at the cusp of old technology and new. The idea of air force was only a few years old, fire power in the form of artillery dominated battle, battle tanks made th...
By Shyam G. Menon

Science  /  Published 31.03.19

The grand design

Is Albert Einstein finally dead? Yes. The old sage took his last breath and muttered his last indecipherable words, in German, on April 18, 1955. But lately he has been dying a second death, if one be...
By New York Times News Service


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