Friday, February 19, 2016

What if what you know isn't so...

FTA:  General relativity underpins our understanding of gravity: everything from the age of the stars in the universe, to the GPS signals we use to find out way around, is based on Einstein's equations

'If general relativity breaks down, it would throw everything upside down,' said co-author Saran Tunyasuvunakool, also a PhD student from DAMTP .
'It would no longer have any predictive power - it could no longer be considered as a standalone theory to explain the universe.'
If Einstein is proven wrong, an alternative way of explaining the universe would then need to be found.