Chennai Mathematical Institute


Physics Seminar
Date : Friday, March 25th, 2022
Time : 3.30 PM
Towards Relativity: Einstein and His Compass

Sudipta Sirkar
IIT Gandhinagar.


The advent of special relativity was the consequence of intense scientific thinking spanning several decades. The history of relativity begins with the strive to understand motion, inertia, and light, which finally led to the Einsteinian revolution in 1905. In this seminar, I attempt to summarize the rich history of the theory of relativity; the emphasis would be to discuss the contributions of several physicists and mathematicians and the uniqueness of the approach taken by Einstein.