Here are recommended links for more information about relativity and Albert Einstein.


Spacetime travel pages

Online-articles, images and movies presenting visualizations of relativity theory


Interested in joining the hunt for gravitational waves? Thanks to the Einstein@Home project, you can – if you have a fast internet connection, you can donate your personal computer’s idle time to help analyze the data from modern gravitational wave detectors.

Einstein Light: A brief illumination of relativity

Multimedia presentation of the basics of special relativity – includes many helpful animations; in the advanced modules, some formulae are used, as well

John Baez’ General Relativity Tutorial

Easy-going introduction to general relativity – including formulae and mathematical concepts

Pavillion of Science and Industry

This website from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications contains two great expositions about relativistic physics: Spacetime wrinkles (about gravitational waves and numerical relativity) and Cosmos in a computer about cosmological simulations.

Imagine the Universe!

Website provided by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with lots of information about astrophysics, including topics such as black holes and cosmology.

Andrew Hamilton’s Homepage

Includes an online introduction to relativity and lots of visualizations of relativistic effects

The official String Theory Website

Web pages about the basic concepts of superstring theory, one of the candidates for a unified theory of general relativity and quantum theory (and much more)

Open Directory: Relativity

Comprehensive collection of relativity links – from popular science pages to resources for physics students


History and Biography

Einstein Archives Online

Huge online-presentation of original papers by Einstein

Albert Einstein Archives

Web presentation by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, to which Einstein left his papers, scientific and otherwise

Einstein – Image and Impact

Information on Einstein’s biography and physics from the History Center of the American Institute of Physics


World Year of Physics 2005

World Year of Physics 2005

The main web-site for the world year of physics 2005 – celebrating 100 years of relativity, and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Einstein’s death

The Einstein Year 2005 in Germany

In Germany, it’s not just the World Year of Physics – it’s literally the Einstein Year.

Albert Einstein – Chief Engineer of the Universe

Web-site for the Einstein-Exhibition from May to September 2005 in Berlin, Germany