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June 2005 (Volume 14, Number 6)

Did Einstein Get it Wrong?

Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University was featured together with Einstein on the science page of the April 18 Tampa Tribune, as shown in this photo. The article promoted a public lecture that Krauss gave that evening at the APS April meeting, and perhaps partly as a result there was an excellent turnout to hear about 'Einstein’s Biggest Blunder' which is how Einstein himself allegedly described his introduction of the cosmological constant. Although Einstein’s original motivation was unfounded, we now know that the cosmological constant, or something very much like it, is the dominant source of energy in the present-day universe
Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University was featured together with Einstein on the science page of the April 18 Tampa Tribune, as shown in this photo. The article promoted a public lecture that Krauss gave that evening at the APS April meeting, and perhaps partly as a result there was an excellent turnout to hear about "Einstein’s Biggest Blunder," which is how Einstein himself allegedly described his introduction of the cosmological constant. Although Einstein’s original motivation was unfounded, we now know that the cosmological constant, or something very much like it, is the dominant source of energy in the present-day universe.


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June 2005 (Volume 14, Number 6)

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Articles in this Issue
New Experiment Casts Doubt on Elusive Pentaquark
April APS Prize Recipients
APS Picks Grand Prize Winner in PhysicsQuest Competition
Did Einstein Get it Wrong?
Newest Topical Group Holds Sessions at 2005 March Meeting
RHIC Detects Liquid State of Quark-Gluon Matter
New Results Hint at Strangely Magnetic Proton
Global Event Celebrates Physics on Anniversary of Einstein's Death
The Back Page
Globalization of Science Brings Visa, Workforce Issues to the Fore
Scientists Make First Measurement on Ni-78 Half-Life
Deep2 Data Suggests Fine Structure Constant Doesn't Change
Human Rights Session Mirrors Einstein’s Lifelong Interests
Four APS Presidents Remembered In Council Resolutions
Pais Prize Debuts at April Meeting.
Council Statements Address Research Funding, Power Lines, and Advice for Congress.
International News
Letters
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science