Who is Albert Einstein?

  • (noun): Physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955).
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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein ( /ˈælbərt ˈaɪnstaɪn/; ; 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and the most influential physicist of the 20th century. While best known 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, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

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... Summer house of Albert Einstein in Caputh, built in 1929 ... Einstein, though a non swimmer, was a passionate recreational sailor on the lake, but was only able to use his retreat until the Nazi takeover in 1933 ... After German reunification and the restitution to the Einstein family, the house is now a property of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ...
List Of Scientific Publications By Albert Einstein
... Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was a renowned theoretical physicist of the 20th century, best known for his theories of special relativity and general relativity ... Despite his reservations about its interpretation, Einstein also made seminal contributions to quantum mechanics and, indirectly, quantum field theory, primarily through his theoretical ... Einstein's scientific publications are listed below in four tables journal articles, book chapters, books and authorized translations ...
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... He is the Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Associate Director of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center and Vice-Chairman of the ... Libutti is a tenured Professor of Surgery and Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York and a Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in ...
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Albert Einstein - Publications
... The following publications by Albert Einstein are referenced in this article ... list of his publications may be found at List of scientific publications by Albert Einstein ... Einstein, Albert (1901), "Folgerungen aus den Capillaritätserscheinungen (Conclusions Drawn from the Phenomena of Capillarity)", Annalen der Physik 4 (3) 513, Bibcode 1901AnP...309..513E, doi10.1002/andp.1 ...

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    I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
    —Albert Einstein (1879–1955)