Lectures and Talks

What Is Relativity and Why Should You Care?

Monday September 21, 2015

What is Relativity Jeffrey Bennett

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of his general theory of relativity—a theory almost everyone has heard of, but few truly understand. Join astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett as he introduces the basic tenets of Einstein's theory and underscores its importance to our modern understanding of the universe.

A book signing will follow.

Jeffrey Bennett is the author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as popular science books including What is Relativity?, Beyond UFO’s, and Math for Life. His five books for children are currently aboard the International Space Station and are being read to kids on Earth by astronauts during “Story Time from Space.”