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Arthur Eddington T shirt by Guy Pendlebury

£ 29.00

Arthur Eddington 28 December 1882 - 22 November 1944, is celebrated here for his practical work to prove one aspect of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. During the Solar eclipse of 29 May 1919 Eddington took the measurements necessary to show that light was bent by gravity. Though most famous this was a relatively minor part of the work he did. Perhaps the least important of his constants was his E number for cyclists: the number of days a cyclist has done a similar number of miles. His E number was 84, that is he cycled 84 miles or more on 84 days. A little thought will show this is an exponential scale - a score of 85 is significantly harder to achieve than 84 and so on.

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