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This page contains an overview of those of our Spotlights on Relativity dealing with the foundations and applications of the special theory of relativity. In the category Basics, there is a text dealing with the meaning of "relativity"; under the heading Time, you will find texts dealing with simultaneity, time dilation and the famous travelling twins, while under Energy and mass, there is some information about Einstein's best-known formula. Under Miscellaneous, you will find a text describing all relativity-related Nobel prizes.

A brief overview of special relativity can be found in our introduction Elementary Einstein, in particular in the chapter Special relativity.