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The current research of the group focuses on the foundations of theories of space, time, and gravity. The most succesful theory in this domain is still Einstein's general theory of relativity (GR). However, important concepts that are now crucial for the understanding of both the theory and the universe it aims to describe have only been created in the last few decades; this applies in particular to the description of black holes and gravitational waves, which were experimentally discovered as recently as 2015. The international community of historians and philosophers of physics is only just beginning to engage with these developments. The group wants to bridge the divide by pursuing three interrelated projects.
Einstein's interpretation of gravity