History of Science

Einstein’s Experimental Elevator

December 14, 2016

In 1907, physicist Albert Einstein devised what we now call the “elevator” thought experiment, in which he dreamed up the idea of having an entire physics laboratory inside a falling elevator. The result of Einstein’s experimental elevator experiment was nothing less than the principles underlying the General Theory of Relativity. […]

History

The Birth of Modern Science

December 14, 2016

One enduring mystery of modern science is why it developed where and when it did. Had modern science emerged in late Greco-Roman antiquity, in 11th- or […]