Einstein: Lone Genius? Prob Not…


No matter how clear Einstein’s vision might have been about what the physical content of a relativistic theory of gravity should be, there was no theory until there was a set of equations that expressed those ideas and that satisfied certain mathematical and physical demands of consistency. This is why Einstein struggled for so many years to put his ideas into a form that would be worthy of the name “theory.” And it’s the best explanation why general relativity should rightfully be credited to a small handful of authors rather than just Einstein himself.


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