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The Relativity Taskforce is set up to better organize and present information in all articles related to the theories of Special and General relativity. We hope that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians to improve all relativity-related articles in order to make Wikipedia the premier online resource for relativity-related information for all who visit. In order to maintain a reasonable length of relativity articles (and avoid possibly unnecessary duplication), editors are encouraged to peruse the wikibooks:

Scope & GoalsEdit

The project's main aim is to concentrate solely on the classical aspects of relativity (i.e. no quantum mechanics), although some articles may mention aspects of quantum relativity. More specific goals for the project are to:

  • Present an up-to-date and mainstream view of the status of special relativity and general relativity as physical theories.
  • Carefully assess articles on non-mainstream views of relativity to determine if they should be in Wikipedia.
  • Incorporate a variety of reliable references into relativity articles.
  • Improve the quality and quantity of relativity related articles, including improving special relativity and general relativity to featured article status.
  • Include more (and expand current) articles on actual experiments to test relativity.


Participation in this project is open to all users who want to contribute to relativity articles. Please add your name to the list of participants below using {{user|username}} to join the project. If you don't have a Wikipedia account yet you can sign up here.



'For old notices, see Relativity Taskforce Noticeboard.

Peer reviews

Articles to be split

For a planned rewrite of Variable speed of light, see my comment on the talk page.ClassicalPhysicist (talk) 22:48, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

New Article AnnouncementsEdit

Please post any announcements pertaining to new articles at New Relativity Articles

Task listEdit

The following list gives various tasks needed to be performed and issues to be addressed in articles. Articles should be listed alphabetically for ease of identification.

Top PrioritiesEdit

Missing ArticlesEdit

Many articles on relativity are missing.


A comprehensive list of relativity resources can be found at general relativity resources, but here is a general selection including some popular sources:






Project NoticeEdit

Type {{physics|class=|importance=|relativity=yes}} at the top of an article's talk page to indicate that it's in the relativity project; it will produce:

WikiProject Physics / Relativity  (Rated Project-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Physics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Physics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
  Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
This page is supported by the relativity task force.

Relativity stubsEdit

Writing {{relativity-stub}} at the bottom of an article will indicate that the article is a relativity stub; it will produce the following template:


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There are a number of other useful Wikipedia pages, some of which contain official policies.

Official policiesEdit