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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general relativity. (from wikipedia.org)

Albert Einstein

This is a 2010 History Channel documentary that provides a glimpse of Einstein's life and his scientific achievements, featuring his decades-long battle to prove his theory of general relativity.


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Albert Einstein - wikipedia
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
Einstein Revealed
Einstein Revealed is a science documentary film chronicling Albert Einstein's life and scientific achievements from his birth to his death.
Einstein's Annus Mirabilis, 1905
In 1905, his 'year of wonders', Einstein published four papers of ground-breaking importance. First he published the work that introduced quanta of energy - a core idea of quantum theory.
Albert Einstein: How I See the World
This is a PBS documentary exploring Einstein's life, work and legacy. Albert Einstein is considered one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time.
Einstein's Universe
This is a 1979 BBC documentary hosted by Peter Ustinov, which is based on the book Einstein's Universe by Nigel Calder. It provides demonstrations to illustrate the concepts of Einstein's relativity.
E = mc2: Einstein's Big Idea
Based on David Bodanis's best selling book E = mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, Einstein's Big Idea tells the story behind how the equation E = mc² could be invented.

e-Books
Einstein His Life And Times
Author: Philipp Frank, Translated from a German manuscript by George Rosen, Edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf. Book Contributor: Universal Digital Library.
From Newton to Einstein; changing conceptions of the universe
Author: Benjamin Harrow, 1888-1970. Subject: Isaac Newton, 1642-1727; Albert Einstein, 1879-1955; Gravitation; Relativity (physics); Ether (of space). Publisher: New York, D. Van Nostrand company.
An introduction to the theory of relativity
Author: Lyndon Bolton. Subject: Relativity (physics). Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton. Language: English. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The principle of relativity; original papers
Author: A. Einstein and H. Minkowski. Translated into English by M.N. Saha and S.N. Bose. Subject: Relativity (physics). Publisher: [Calcutta] The University of Calcutta. Book Contributor: MIT Libraries.
Relativity; the special and general theory
Author: Albert Einstein, 1879-1955; Translated by Robert Lawson. Subject: Relativity (physics). Publisher: New York, H. Holt and company. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.
The meaning of relativity : four lectures delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921
Author: Albert Einstein, 1879-1955. Subject: Relativity (Physics); Physicists. Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press. Book Contributor: Northeastern University, Snell Library.
The Evolution Of Physics
Author: Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld. Subject: Natural Sciences; Physics; General mechanics. Publisher: The Scientific Book Club And Company Limited. Book Contributor: Osmania University.