Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein(biography)

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BiographyAlbert Einstein (German 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation").He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory.

Important Event Resolved an unsolved puzzle by suggesting that energy is exchanged only in discrete amounts (quanta).This idea was pivotal to the early development of quantum theory.Explained empirical evidence for the atomic theory, supporting the application of statistical physics.Equivalence of matter and energy, E = mc2 (and by implication, the ability of gravity to "bend" light), the existence of "rest energy", and the basis of nuclear energy.

InterestingsFactsAlbert Einstein considered himself an agnostic, not an atheist.Einstein was a slow learner as a child and spoke very slowly.The pathologist who made Einstein body's autopsy stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.Einstein'sNobel Prize moneywent to his ex-wifeas a divorce settlement.Einstein Failed his University Entrance Exam and had to reapply a year later.


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