Einstein and Eddington, 1930

Einstein and Eddington, 1930

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Caption: Einstein and Eddington. German-born physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), at left, was famous for his theories of relativity. British astrophysicist Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), at right, pioneered the study of internal stellar structure. In 1919 Eddington led an expedition to observe stars near the sun during a solar eclipse. The results were hailed as confirmation of Einstein's 1915 theory of General Relativity, which predicted that light passing close to a large mass (like the Sun) bends twice as far as predicted by Newton's theory of gravity. Photographed at the University of Cambridge Observatory, UK, in 1930.

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