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Light in Curved Spacetime

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

Light in Curved Spacetime

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

See how Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts the bending of light in a gravitational field, famously confirmed in 1919 by the British scientist Arthur Eddington. Learn how this phenomenon creates natural gravitational lenses—and how the bending of light reveals invisible matter in deep space.

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