Solar Eclipse

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"Dr. [Freeman] Dyson likened studying the cosmos to visiting 'a zoo full of wonderful creatures.' He added: 'Most of the mathematicians are busy admiring the architecture, while the physicists are admiring the animals. Which is more important isn’t, to me, the interesting question...
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...
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow ribbon of land—the “path of totality,” which stretches across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first total eclipse visible...