Albert Einstein Biography

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². 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.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Albert Einstein
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Physicist, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher, Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Author, Teacher
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Ashkenazi Jews, Germans, German Americ
Religion:
Judaism, Agnosticism, Deism
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1879
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
April 18, 1955
Age at Death:
76
Cause of Death:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
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