Newtonian Innovator

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879–1955): Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who is perhaps the most well-known scientist of the 20th century. Einstein made advanced contributions to our understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe with his theory of relativity reshaping the fields of physics and cosmology. His special theory of relativity published in 1905, introduced the famous equation E=mc^2 which states that energy (E) is equivalent to mass (m) times the speed of light (c) squared. This equation has far-reaching implications including the explanation of the vast energies released in nuclear reactions. In 1915 Einstein presented his general theory of relativity which stated that gravity is not a force but a curvature of space-time caused by mass and energy. His predictions solidified his reputation as a revolutionary scientific thinker. Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect which also laid the groundwork for the development of quantum mechanics.