Example Visualization

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Imagine: It's 1915, and you've made one of the greatest discoveries in hundreds of years. You visit your mother and show her your work:

$$R_{\mu v}-\frac{1}{2}Rg_{\mu v} = 8 \pi T_{\mu v}$$

'That's nice dear', she responds, unaware of the implications of your discovery.

The problem, is that although this equation carries with it the secrets of gravity, to a layman it is merely a bunch of letters and symbols.

Now, consider this single image.

Curved Space-Time

Instantly, the meaning becomes clear. Gravity warps space(time), and matter, planets, and even light follows a path that is curved by the warped geometry.