Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc^2, 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, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.


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  1. 1. Relativity

    This book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory of relativity written by the physicist who developed the theory. It covers both the special and general theories of relativity and provides an accessible explanation of the physics involved, including the nature of light, time, and gravity. The book also discusses the philosophical implications of relativity and its impact on our understanding of reality. Written for a general audience, it aims to make complex scientific concepts understandable to non-experts.

    The 346th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Ideas and Opinions

    This book is a collection of essays, letters, and speeches from a renowned physicist, offering his thoughts on a wide range of topics. It includes his insights on science, philosophy, religion, politics, peace, education, liberty, and morality. The physicist's reflections on his own scientific discoveries and the theories of other great thinkers are also discussed. This compilation provides a comprehensive view of his intellectual development and personal beliefs.

    The 3412th Greatest Book of All Time