General Relativity: Gravity, Light, and the Curvature of Spacetime

Over a century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of space, time, and gravity in his General Theory of Relativity, proposing that gravity is in reality not a force, but a warping of spacetime. In my video entry for the 2019 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, I’ll attempt to illustrate this concept by contrasting it with the more traditional Newtonian approach to gravity, and utilizing the equivalence principle to illustrate the bending of light. Hope you enjoy!

MUSIC USED:
Longing by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/wSL0sGLTgL

PUBLIC DOMAIN VIDEOS USED:
tekn0m3. “Space – Warped by Gravity – 3D Animation.” YouTube, YouTube, 31 Mar. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH69B0Oc2Og. Accessed 2 June 2018.

HubbleESA. “Strong Gravitational Lensing.” YouTube, YouTube, 26 Jan. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsx0AGQhQvs. Accessed 29 June 2018.

PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES USED (in order of appearance):
Isaac Newton: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/220px-GodfreyKneller-IsaacNewton-1689.jpg
Strawberry: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/strawberry-37781_960_720.png
Orange: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/tangerine-151616_960_720.png
Ruler: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/wire-frame-680431_960_720.png
Albert Einstein: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/albert-einstein-1144965_960_720.jpg
Rocket: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/rocket-ship-png-hd-space-rocket-clipart-background-1-hd-wallpapers-lzamgs-2400.png
Sir Arthur Eddington: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/469px-Arthur_Stanley_Eddington.jpg
Sir Arthur Eddington Eclipse 1: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/1919_eclipse_negative.jpg
Sir Arthur Eddington Eclipse 2: https://jjthetutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/youtubomatic/320px-1919_eclipse_positive.jpg

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This video was written, narrated, edited, and directed by (me) Victor Cardenas for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2019.

This video was made with Final Cut Pro X and Adobe After Effects CS5.5.

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