A century ago, Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation, the General Theory of Relativity, by publically debuting it during presentations to the Prussian Academy in November 1915. A seminal text, this paper led to a scientific revolution that forever changed our understanding of the universe.
To celebrate the achievements of the 20th century’s greatest philosopher-scientist, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy launched Einstein @ Rotman 2015, a year-long program of activities for both scholars and the general public, centred around the successes and enduring mysteries of Einstein’s ideas. The inaugural lecture, Gravity, Geometry, Philosophy: 100 Years in Einstein’s Universe, was delivered by DiSalle in March.
The series set out for people to gain an appreciation of Einstein from many vantage points.
Winner of a 2015 IABC Virtuoso Award