Dienstag, 12. März 2024 · 19:00 · English lecture

The Twin Paradox and its resolution

The Twin Paradox and its resolution

Lecture in English

Boris Lohner (Munich Public Observatory)

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 7 p.m.
Venue: Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

Explanations of the twin paradox sometimes give the impression that special relativity is defective and that this „defect“ requires general relativity to be „repaired“ – or give the impression that time dilation is not real but a mere effect of observation. In this talk it is shown how the twin paradox can be resolved in a consistent way while staying within special relativity.

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Advance booking recommended due to the limited number of seats.

Tickets €8/5
Members free

Admission from 6:45 p.m.

If the skies are clear, guests are invited to visit our rooftop observatory after the talk and enjoy the views.