Albert Einstein presented his theory of General Relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in November 1915. The inherent beauty of this theory is truly remarkable; starting with the premise that gravity is a manifestation of the intrinsic curvature of spacetime, Einstein's field equations (with zero cosmological constant) are the simplest, most elegant, way to allow matter to influence curvature that is compatible with Special Relativity and Newton's theory of gravity.
It is no wonder that the theory became a pillar of theoretical physics and now pervades cosmology and astronomy. Furthermore, its most profound implications have become a staple of science fiction. However, that is not all that General Relativity offers us.
This talk will explore the modern status of Einstein's theory and consider its role as a significant driving force behind cutting-edge developments in modern technology.