About This Site

About This Site

Welcome to our contribution to the Pirelli Einstein Challenge.

The Pirelli Relativity Challenge 2005 is a special award to mark the centenary of Albert Einstein's publication "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" ("Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter K├Ârper"), which was published on June 30, 1905. This paper which first introduced his theory of Special Relativity, was just one of several works he published in this 'year of wonders'.

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