How Black Holes Entered The Mainstream

One hundred years ago this year, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. But it wasn’t until physicists gained a better understanding of black holes 50 years later that the theory entered the mainstream. This hour, we’ll chart the history of our understanding of these astronomical curiosities with science writer Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved (Yale University Press).

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