Scientists Dismissing Einstein’s and Newton’s Theories

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 15:25

Scientists have warned that Newton’s theory of gravity – and even Albert Einstein’s theories are “starting to fray around the edges.”

The groundbreaking black hole research has now disproved Newton’s theory of gravity – and even Albert Einstein’s theories are “starting to fray around the edges”, a scientist has warned, Express.co.uk reports

Following the most comprehensive test of general relativity yet near the monstrous black hole at the center of the galaxy, University of California’s Professor Andrea Ghez has announced that Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds up – for now.

Professor Ghez said:”Einstein’s right, at least for now. We can absolutely rule out Newton’s law of gravity. “Our observations are consistent with Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

“It cannot fully explain gravity inside a black hole, and at some point we will need to move beyond Einstein’s theory to a more comprehensive theory of gravity that explains what a black hole is.”

German-born theoretical physicist Einstein is, alongside Max Plank, considered one of the two pillars of modern physics. His 1915 theory of general relativity holds that what we perceive as the force of gravity arises from the curvature of space and time.

Einstein’s theory is the best description of how gravity works, said Professor Ghez, who has made direct measurements of the phenomenon near a super massive black hole – research dubbed “extreme astrophysics.”

The researchers say their work is the most detailed study ever conducted into the supermassive black hole and Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

The laws of physics, including gravity, should be valid everywhere in the universe, said Ghez, who added that her research team is one of only two groups in the world to watch a star known as S0-2 make a complete orbit in three dimensions around the super massive black hole at the Milky Way’s center.

The researchers say their work is the most detailed study ever conducted into the super massive black hole and Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

The key data in the research were spectra Professor Ghez’s team analyzed this April, May and September as her “favorite star” made its closest approach to the enormous black hole.

Spectra, which Ghez described as the “rainbow of light” from stars, show the intensity of light and offer important information about the star from which the light travels.

Spectra also show the composition of the star. These data were combined with measurements Ghez and her team have made over the last 24 years.

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