Astrophysik: Gravitationslinsen

Astrophysik: Gravitationslinsen

Einsteins triumph
Light deflection near the Sun
Einstein predicted as a consequence of his theory a value for the light deflection of 1,75 arcseconds (corresponding to 0,005 degree), which is twice the value according to Newtons theory.This became verified in May 1919 by astronomical observations of a British expedition, led by Eddington. This event made Einstein suddenly famous also in the non-scientific public.
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