Celebrating the Eclipse That Let Einstein Shine

"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. The interesting question is, Why do they fit together so well?'"

Frequent Director's Visitor Siobhan Roberts covers the May 29 "The Universe Speaks in Numbers" event at IAS, one of the many centennial celebrations of the eclipse that provided the first experimental verification of founding Professor Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

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