A Side of Science: Testing Einstein

In my latest video, I talk about the 100th anniversary of the solar eclipse that propelled Einstein into the public’s eye by providing a test for his general theory of relativity.

However, that solar eclipse wasn’t actually the first test of general relativity…nor, of course, was it the last. Sometimes it feels like everyone wants to take a shot at Einstein to prove him wrong, but they have to take a number, because scientists have been doing that for the last century.