Why does time run differently in space?

Why does time run differently in space?

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Saturday 1st September
Knowledge of 11
Why does time run differently in space?
Why do clocks tick differently in space?
Dr. Eva Hackmann on knowledge of 11

On Saturday, September 1st at 11 a.m., Dr. Eva Hackmann will give the lecture: "Why does time run differently in space?". Hackmann has headed the Gravitation Theory Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen since 2014. She researches and teaches questions from the theory of relativity with applications in the fields of astrophysics, space travel and geodesy.

The presentation
Time often appears to us as an absolute quantity that is always the same regardless of our position and our state of movement. Einstein's special and general theory of relativity shows, however, that the clock rate is influenced by both the speed of the clock and the gravity at the location of the clock. However, this influence is so small that it can only be detected with very precise clocks. Nevertheless, it not only plays an important role in astrophysics, e.g. in the vicinity of very compact objects such as neutron stars or black holes, but is also relevant for many daily applications on earth. The speaker explains some of the basics and illustrates the amazing effects that result.

The title of the lecture on September 8th will be announced.

"Knowledge at 11 am", the science matinee in Bremen, in which exciting and current topics from science are presented every Saturday at 11 am in thirty minutes.
Admission is free.

We ask for your understanding that the space in the Olbers-Saal is limited to 195 people for reasons of fire protection law.

Why does time run differently in space?