The Einstein Myth & the Crisis in Modern Physics
Year: 2008 Pages: 12
Modern physics consists of two paradigms and one myth: The theory of relativity, quantum theory and the Einstein myth. While both, the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, are confirmed by a very large body of experimental facts, this cannot be said about the general theory of relativity. But it is the general theory of relativity and gravitation which has created the Einstein myth through the fascination of the non-Euclidean geometry adopted by Albert Einstein from his German landsman Bernhard Riemann. A possible alternative described, by a non-Archimedean geometry can instead be contemplated.