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Simulating the universe

25 May 2017

When Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity a century ago it meant that scientists could in theory describe the universe’s behaviour with mathematics. However, Einstein’s equations are so fiendishly hard to use that researchers were only able to apply the equations to approximations of the real universe. Now, however, two independent groups have finally used Einstein’s equations to describe reality. Find out more by reading this feature article from the May issue of Physics World.

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