In 1905, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity shook the world view of physicists. With his equations, Einstein had overthrown many principles that Sir Isaac Newton had formulated about two centuries earlier. These principles – in particular the ones about absolute space and time – had been held very dear by everyone, from physicists to philosophers. So people adapted only slowly to the new world view.
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