Balzan Lectures

Einstein's Path to General Relativity

by Thibault Damour (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres CS 40001 91893 Bures-sur-Yvette Cedex

Einstein's path to the discovery of General Relativity, from 1907 to November 1915, will be described. A particular emphasis will be given to the multi-pronged character of Einstein's strategy.

Supported by the "2021 Balzan Prize for Gravitation: Physical and Astrophysical Aspects", awarded to Thibault Damour

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Thibault Damour