general relativity

On the fourth day of advent, we remember one of our most exciting cosmological events, watching the announcement of the detection of gravitational waves in 2016.

Find out how an exploding Sun led Einstein to discover one of the most successful theories ever!

On this, the third day of advent, we explore some strange consequences of general relativity on our concept of time.

Open door #1 and scroll through our changing understanding of gravity...

We're proud to announce the launch of a documentary we have been working on together with the Discovery Channel and the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge.

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on black holes.

To celebrate the recent centenary of the first major test of Einstein's general theory of relativity, we look back over how our picture of gravity has changed.

If, as string theory suggests, the world is made of strings, then what does that mean for a geometry of points? Find out more in this video.

The impact of GPS on our lives is celebrated with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Nadia Bahjat-Abbas is a mature student working on one of the hardest problems of modern physics. Find out more in this video.