Albert Einstein – Best known for Philosophy of science

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Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Albert Einstein
  • Born: 14th March 1879
  • Died: 18 April 1955
  • Nationality: German
  • Spouse: Mileva Maric (m: 1903, div: 1919) | Elsa Lowenthal (m: 1919, died: 1936)
  • Education:
    • Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich (Federal teaching diploma, 1900)
    • University of Zurich (PhD, 1905)
  • Known for:
    • General relativity
    • Special relativity
    • Photoelectric effect
    • E=mc2 (Mass–energy equivalence)
    • E=hf (Planck–Einstein relation)
    • Theory of Brownian motion
    • Einstein field equations
    • Bose–Einstein statistics
    • Bose–Einstein condensate
    • Gravitational wave
    • Cosmological constant
    • Unified field theory
    • EPR paradox
    • Ensemble interpretation
    • List of other concepts
  • Awards: 
    • Barnard Medal (1920)
    • Nobel Prize in Physics (1921)
    • Matteucci Medal (1921)
    • ForMemRS (1921)
    • Copley Medal (1925)
    • Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1926)
    • Max Planck Medal (1929)
    • Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1942)
    • Time Person of the Century (1999)

Introduction

Albert Einstein was born on 14th March 1879 in Germany. He was a german theoretical physicist. He is best known for his development of theory of relativity. Theory of relativity is known as one of the pillars of modern physics. His work had a great influence on the philosophy of science. Though he is also known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2..  This formula is  known as “the world’s most famous equation”. Einstein received Nobel Prize in Physics for his services in theoretical physics and his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect in 1921. 

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