- Al·bert [al-bert; German ahl-bert] /ˈæl bərt; German ˈɑl bɛrt/, 1879–1955, German physicist, U.S. citizen from 1940: formulator of the theory of relativity; Nobel Prize 1921.
- Al·fred [al-frid; German ahl-fret] /ˈæl frɪd; German ˈɑl frɛt/, 1880–1952, German musicologist in U.S.
- (lowercase) Physics, Chemistry. a unit of radiant energy, equal to the energy of radiation that is capable of photochemically changing one mol of a photosensitive substance.
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But after a while, the edit wars ended, and the article no longer had Einstein going to Albania.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
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Einstein understood this; so do the people running Google and lots of other innovative endeavors.Warren Berger Tells How to Ask a ‘Beautiful Question’
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The universe, it turns out, expands, and Einstein considered the cosmological constant his “biggest blunder.”This Week’s Hot Reads: May 20, 2013
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Of course, the only reason we retell the story is precisely the data did corroborate Einstein's theory.How Do We Know a Theory is Correct?
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Before writing Moonwalking with Einstein, you were a journalist for a number of good magazines.Joshua Foer: How I Write
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Well, what I want to know is this: Does Einstein sell you grub that much cheaper?Hidden Water
Einstein's 'Field Theory' practically proves it on the mathematical side.Disowned
Even Einstein's simple little synthesis was enough to prove that.The Point of View
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"We are all familiar with the appearance of the great Dr. Einstein," said Landrus.The Great Gray Plague
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- Albert. 1879–1955, US physicist and mathematician, born in Germany. He formulated the special theory of relativity (1905) and the general theory of relativity (1916), and made major contributions to the quantum theory, for which he was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1921. He was noted also for his work for world peace
Word Origin and History for einstein
as a type-name for a genius, 1920, in reference to German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955). According to "German-American Names" (George F. Jones, 3rd ed., 2006) it means literally "place encompassed by a stone wall."
- German-born American theoretical physicist whose special and general theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.
- German-born American theoretical physicist whose theories of Special Relativity (1905) and General Relativity (1916) revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won the 1921 Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.
Biography: By around 1900, the increased precision of new measuring instruments had shown that the laws of motion and gravity established by Galileo and Newton were unable to explain certain phenomena. The observed orbit of Mercury, for example, differed slightly from that predicted by Newton, and laws describing the motion of electromagnetic waves left many electrical effects unexplained. In 1905, an unknown 26-year-old patent office clerk named Albert Einstein published four papers that not only solved these problems, but revolutionized physics. The first two presented his Special Theory of Relativity, which departed from the classical Newtonian concepts of space and time in its assertion that all reference frames (all coordinate systems) do not measure space and time equivalently. That is, space and time are not the same throughout the universe, but depend on the motion of the observer. But for Einstein, not everything was relative. Following the electromagnetic theory of Maxwell, Einstein argued that the speed of light is the same for all observers, and introduced a new concept of space-time to reconcile this with concepts of relative motion. He also introduced the famous equation expressing a direct relation between mass and energy, E = mc2, known as mass-energy equivalence. A third paper analyzed electromagnetic radiation such as light in terms of particles called photons, and explained how some substances, when exposed to such radiation, eject electrons in a quantum process called the photoelectric effect. A fourth paper explained the random movement of particles suspended in a fluid, now known as Brownian motion. In 1916, in his General Theory of Relativity, Einstein described gravity as a warping of space-time (as opposed to Newton's force) caused by the mere presence of objects possessing mass. Einstein's new conception of gravity correctly predicted Mercury's observed orbit, and his work on photons led to a more accurate description of electromagnetic radiation. In his later years, Einstein devoted himself to a search for a theory that would unify gravity with the other three fundamental forces in nature: the strong force, the electromagnetic force, and the weak force. This search is still ongoing.