Modern Physics

     Modern physics is an area that your introductory textbook may not even deal with. If it does, some of the topics mentioned may sound like something out of a science fiction novel. Subjects like black holes, time dilation, and wormholes, are far from fiction. Learn about current ideas and theories of modern physics here.

On the Death of Stars and the Possibility of Shwarzschild Singularities
      One of the most exotic questions of Einstein's legacy deals with the possibility of the black hole. Few of Einstein's contemporaries were willing to even consider its existence out of pure disregard for such an anomaly of science. However, one man, Karl Schwarzschild, was curious enough to see what Einstein's Relativity predicted for stars. His findings would ultimately lead to a debate which has puzzled scientists and science fiction writers for decades.  
Updated 8/25/99