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Albert Einstein



Major Contribution:  His special and general theories of relativity changed the way we view the world and modified many of Newton's proposals.



Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist.


He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, expressed by the equation E = mc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

  His many contributions to physics include the special theory of relativity, which reconciled mechanics with electromagnetism and introduced the concepts of length contraction and time dilation, and the general theory of relativity.

The general theory introduced the concept of space-time

Two quotes which give insight into this incredible giant are listed below.

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."