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The sixth biennial Francis Bacon Conference took place from March 10 to 12, 2016, at the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Titled General Relativity at One Hundred or GR 100, the three-day conference is occasioned by the centennial of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Participants at GR 100, collaboration among physicists and historians, explore topics ranging from the early history of general relativity to current experimental projects, including gravitational wave detection and precision tests, and various fronts of theoretical research.

Francis Bacon Conference: General Relativity at One Hundred The Huntington

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The sixth biennial Francis Bacon Conference took place from March 10 to 12, 2016, at the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Titled General Relativity at One Hundred or GR 100, the three-day conference is occasioned by the centennial of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Participants at GR 100, collaboration among physicists and historians, explore topics ranging from the early history of general relativity to current experimental projects, including gravitational wave detection and precision tests, and various fronts of theoretical research.

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “Francis Bacon Conference: General Relativity at One Hundred”, held at Caltech Institute of Technology and The Huntington Library on March 10–13, 2016. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 3 min
    The Quest for Gravitational Waves

    The Quest for Gravitational Waves

    Barry Barish discusses “The Quest for Gravitational Waves”. Barish is the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus at Caltech.

    • 59 min
    The Search for Gravitational Waves: Sociological and Philosophical Investigations

    The Search for Gravitational Waves: Sociological and Philosophical Investigations

    Harry Collins discusses "The Search for Gravitational Waves: Sociological and Philosophical Investigations". Collins is Professor, School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

    • 54 min
    Was Einstein Right? A Centennial Assessment

    Was Einstein Right? A Centennial Assessment

    Clifford Will discusses “Was Einstein Right? A Centennial Assessment”. Will is the Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of Florida.

    • 53 min
    Einstein & Caltech

    Einstein & Caltech

    Diana Kormos-Buchwald discusses "Einstein & Caltech". Kormos-Buchwald is Professor of History at Caltech.

    • 1 hr
    Unifying GR with Quantum Theory

    Unifying GR with Quantum Theory

    John H. Schwarz discusses “Unifying GR with Quantum Theory”. Brown is the Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at Caltech.

    • 51 min

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