Monday, March 14, 2022

Mar. 14: Albert Einstein, German/American physicist


Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German/American physicist. Perhaps no scientist in history has achieved his level of public recognition: his name and face (not to mention his hairstyle) are known around the world. He coined "the world's most famous equation," E=mc2, part of his famous "theory of relativity," which says in essence that the amount of energy in any "thing" is equivalent to the amount of mass in that thing times the speed of light squared. Since his theory was accepted, it's Einstein's Universe and we're just living in it. During World War II, Einstein contributed to the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb for America. Some of his public reputation is based on his later opposition to nuclear weapons.


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