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Experiment to Eclipse All Others, An

Synopsis
In this short documentary Richard Middlemiss, winner of the 2017 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology and Industry, attempts to re-create the experiment that gave the first evidence for Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The original experiment was conducted in 1919 by Arthur Eddington. To repeat it, Middlemiss travels to the Faroe Islands to observe a fleeting astronomic event - a total solar eclipse. Does modern technology make this experiment easier? Does the Faoroese weather allow the experiment to be carried out at all? [19 minutes]
Language
English
Year of production
2016
Subjects
Physics; Science; Technology
Keywords
eclipses; Faroe Islands; relativity theory; 2000s

Online availability

URI
https://vimeo.com/167538821
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Richard Middlemiss

Sponsor

Name

Vitae

Email
https://www.vitae.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us
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Address
c/o CRAC, 22 Signet Court
Cambridge
CB5 8LA
Notes
Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC).

Distributor

Name

Vimeo

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