Albert Einstein, one of the Institute's first Faculty members, argued that what we understand as gravity is, in fact, from the curvature of space and time — a hotly debated notion among physicists at the time.
Then came the solar eclipse of 1919 — more than six minutes of darkness along a path that stretched from South America to Africa and changed the course of Einstein’s life. Some people refer to the May 29, 1919, event “Einstein’s eclipse.”
Nearly a century later, on August 21, a solar eclipse will sweep across the United States in one of the most anticipated astronomical events in the country’s history.
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