Einstein’s Gravity and Black Holes
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First I will describe the problems associated with Newton's theory of gravity and then briefly outline the key features of Einstein's theory of general relativity. The remainder of the talk will focus on black holes: their definition, properties, and most importantly how they are observed in nature. Finally I will try to describe why black holes are so important to theoretical physicists, and in what sense they are posing riddles whose resolution will point the way to a viable theory of quantum gravity.