Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Einstein thought in another dimension, unknown and practicably unknowable to most of us.

1905 Einstein published papers on Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect, and the special theory of relativity.

1907 Einstein publishes his principle of equivalence, in which says that gravitational acceleration is indistinguishable from acceleration caused by mechanical forces. It is a key ingredient of general relativity.

1915 General relativity presented by Albert Einstein.

1919 Eddington recorded data on the sun's gravitational deflection of starlight during a solar eclipse, confirming Einstein's general theory of relativity.

1921 Received the Nobel Prize for physics for his work in quantum physics.

Famous Quotes:
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."

"Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe."

"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket."

"Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not certain about the universe."

"We should make things as simple as possible, but not simpler."

See also: Einstein′s Formula, Rest Energy, Special Theory of Relativity.

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