Brian Greene and Stephen Colbert discuss Einstein. World Science Festival

Physicist Brian Greene joined Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” last night to walk Stephen through the finer points of one of science’s most influential theories with a water bottle and several fists full of marbles.

Greene arrived by ‘science mobile’ to offer a brief lesson on the questions Einstein was attempting to answer when he conceived of special relativity and, ten years later, general relativity. The general theory of relativity turns 100 years old this month. But to fully understand Einstein’s ideas, you need to see them in action.


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