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Einsteins General Relativity

Brains of Genius

Mario Livio | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Albert Einstein and Évariste Galois had something in common: They were both geniuses who formulated game-changing mathematical theories. And they had something else in common: The brains of both were subjected to a detailed investigation after their death!

As Easy as Pi

Mario Livio | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.

Can Black Holes Tell Us Something About Digital Computers?

Mario Livio | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Until the early 1970s, no one could see any relevance of these curious objects to what one might call everyday physics.

Is Our Universe the Ultimate Free Lunch?

Mario Livio | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The inflationary model suggests an elegant solution to the puzzle of why our universe is expanding. But what happened before that? How did the universe get to that state?