Learn a few things about theoretical physicist Albert Einstein – born this day in 1879 – and enjoy some pretty cool nail art at the same time.
Einstein was a genius in physics and mathematics.
He published his first scientific work “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields” in 1894, when he was just 15 years old.
Einstein theorized a universe where the speed of light is absolute...
and space and time are relative.
Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921...
for his discovery of the law of photoelectric effect and his services for theoretical physics. This discovery led to the quantum revolution in physics.
In 1905, he published four research papers:
the special theory of relativity, the Brownian motion theory, the photon theory of light, and the equivalence of mass and energy (E = mc2).
In 1915, Einstein published his theory of General Relativity.
The research paper explained gravity as a property of space-time.
In 1916, Einstein introduced the notion of dark energy.
Modern cosmologists estimate that almost 70% of universe is dark energy, 5% ordinary matter, and 25% dark matter.
Einstein did not believe in the wave theory of light.
He focused more on the particle theory of light and believed that light is a collection of particles, not waves.
Much of his later life was spent in search for a unified field theory,
but he was unsuccessful in providing substantial evidence of it.
He showed us how to calculate the Avogadro’s number and the size of molecules.
Einstein said: “The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
He also said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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