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Einstein’s Blunder - Free Online Lecture

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Einstein’s Blunder - Free Online Lecture

When Albert Einstein tweaked his newly invented equations of General Relativity in 1917, he had one goal in mind: to find a solution that described a closed, static, eternal universe. He therefore minted a new universal constant to make it work. After Hubble’s discovery of the expansion of the universe in 1929, Einstein reportedly declared it his “greatest blunder”. In 1998 observations of distant exploding stars brought Einstein’s "blunder" back into consideration: Einstein might have been right the first time around.

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Founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham’s will, Gresham College is London’s first institute of higher education providing free public lectures.

130 free lectures delivered every year including subjects from the original 7 professorships: Astronomy, Divinity (Religion), Geometry (Maths), Law, Music, Physic (Medicine), and Rhetoric.

Archive of over 2,500 lectures you can watch on our website or YouTube channel.

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All the lectures are free and will be live-streamed in 2021-22. To watch lectures live online, please register through the course webpage. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.

Tickets for in-person attendance at this event will be available two months in advance.

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Gresham College

Gresham College was London’s first institute of higher education when it was founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Unusually for the time, Gresham lectures were free and given in both English and Latin – where most other higher education...


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Barnards Inn, Holborn
EC1N 2HH London

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An impressive amount of Historical research must have gone into this talk.
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