Solving Einstein's field equations



Cosmos Magazine (Melbourne, Australia, June 27) – Two teams, one in the U.S. and one in Europe, separately wrote software to solve Einstein’s field equations – the nuts and bolts of general relativity – and model the universe in all of its relativistic glory. Stuart Shapiro, a physicist at the U. of I. who was not involved in the study, says these works are important, not only for their results but also for being “forerunners” in applying this kind of computational modeling to explain the universe. Also: Jewish Business News (June 27), Nature World News (June 28).