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A Clock On The Japan Roof Skyscraper Confirmed Einstein's Hypothesis

A Clock On The Japan Roof Skyscraper Confirmed Einstein's Hypothesis

The scientists' experiment proved the influence of gravity on time. Japanese physicists have experimentally proved the acceleration of the flow of time at a distance from the earth's surface. This experiment confirmed the hypothesis of Albert Einstein.

According to Einstein's hypothesis, the distortion of the space-time field is associated with gravity. According to it, the greater the gravity, the more distorted this field is and, consequently, the slower time flows.

Physicists at the University of Tokyo used a three-point optical atomic clock based on the vibrations of quantum particles in their experiment. More than 30 billion years must pass for them to lag for at least one second.

Scientists placed the clock synchronized with each other on the first floor and observation platform of the highest skyscraper in Japan, Tokyo Sky TGE, located at an altitude of 450 meters from the earth's surface. When checking the readings, the watch showed a discrepancy.

The clock on the observation deck was 5 hundredth of a second faster than the clock on the first floor of the skyscraper. The daily lag of the clock on the first floor was 4.3 nanoseconds (a nanosecond is one-billionth of a second). In one calendar year, the time difference would have reached 1.6 microseconds.