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Ford Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Sean Carroll
Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy
at Johns Hopkins University

Friday, October 20, 2023
4:00 PM

Rackham Amphitheatre
Horace H. Rackham Graduate School (U-M Central Campus)

There will be a reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in Assembly Hall across from the Amphitheatre. Seating will begin at 3:15 PM.

This lecture will be in-person and livestreamed at this link.

This lecture was recorded and is available at this link.

Secrets of Einstein's Equations

Lecture Abstract:
Albert Einstein is indelibly associated with a famous equation: E=mc^2,
relating the mass of an object to its energy. But that is not what
physicists consider when they say, "Einstein's Equation." The real
Einstein's Equation is part of general relativity, which relates the
curvature of spacetime to the mass and energy distributed within it.
Professor Carroll will explain why the geometry of spacetime has
anything to do with gravity and how this famous equation expresses how
spacetime curves.

 Rackham Amphitheatre
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Rackham Amphitheatre is located on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building. Doors to the fourth floor Rackham Amphitheatre will open at 3:15 p.m. for seating. Please come early, as there will be no admittance after the lecture has started!

A seating overflow room will be set up in Assembly Hall on the fourth floor near the Rackham Amphitheatre.

City Parking: Maynard Street Parking Structure
324 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Questions? Contact Carol Rabuck,

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