Why is Einstein considered as one of the world’s most brilliant physicists?
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Albert Einstein was born in Germany, on 14th March 1879. In 1901, he got a job in the Swiss Patent Office.
In 1905, he began publishing the components of his Special Theory of Relativity, in which he demonstrated that time was relative to the speed at which the observer was travelling.
The essence of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity was that if matter is converted into energy, then energy released can be shown in the simple formula E = mc2 where c represents the velocity of light, E the energy, and m the mass.
This formula demonstrates that a small mass can be converted into a huge amount of energy, and it shows a means of developing nuclear weapons and reactors for nuclear energy.
In a nuclear reaction, he suggested that huge quantities of light and heat could go on being created with the loss of only a very small mass.
Einstein received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921, for his work on the photoelectric effect.
When the Nazis came to power in Germany, Einstein, being a Jew, had to immigrate to the US.
Einstein’s later works were complex, so they remained untouched for several years after his death in 1955.
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