Dr. Eric Michelsen, UCSD will give our next lecture at the Central Library on Thursday May 19th, at 6pm. We will discuss how to measure gravity with precision.
The APOLLO project provides the best test of gravity in the world: we measure the distance to the moon within the thickness of a dime. This is an important test of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and so far, Einstein’s theory passes with flying colors. At this lecture we explain this exciting project, how it works, and some of its challenges and successes.