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Albert Einstein “Imagination is more important than knowledge” :

Albert Einstein “ Imagination is more important than knowledge” created by Mike germann philosophy of science (PHIL202) PROFESSOR CHRIS MYERS American military university

BIRTH OF A LEGEND:

BIRTH OF A LEGEND Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire to parents Hermann and Pauline Einstein.

EDUCATION:

EDUCATION Albert Einstein attended Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich, Germany for primary and secondary school. When his father’s electrical business could no longer be sustained, his family moved to Milan. At age 16, Einstein failed to gain admission to Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, despite scoring exceptionally high in mathematics and physics. He instead attended Argovian cantonal school, and later, the Zurich Polytechnic, where he would go on to earn his Federal Polytechnic teaching diploma in Mathematics and Physics.

ACADEMIA :

ACADEMIA Between 1908 and 1912, Einstein moved around various academic institutions in Europe, leading to his position as professor of theoretical physics at ETH Zurich between 1912 and 1914. In July of 1913, he was voted for membership into the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. In October 1917, Einstein assumed the duties of director at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics, and in 1916, was elected president of the German Physical Society. Additionally, he became a Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1922, was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for “his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

RELATIVITY :

RELATIVITY Einstein’s theory of relativity has two parts: general relativity and special relativity. Watch the embedded video for a brief synopsis.

EINSTEIN’S WORK ON GRAVITY:

EINSTEIN’S WORK ON GRAVITY In 1916, Einstein predicted gravitational waves, rip ples in th e curvature of spacetime which propagate as waves, traveling outward from the sou rce, transporting energy as gravitational radiation. The existence of gravitational waves is possible under general relativity due to its Lorentz invariance which brings the co ncept of a finite speed of propagation of the physical interactions of gravity with it. By contra st, gravi tational waves cannot exist in the Newtonian theory of gravitation, which postulates that the physical interactions of gravity propagate at infinite speed. By contrast, gravitational waves cannot exist in the Newtonian theory of gravitation, which postulates that the physical interactions of gravity propagate at infinite speed.

BROWNIAN MOVEMENT:

BROWNIAN MOVEMENT There are two parts to Einstein's theory: The first part consists in the formulation of a diffusion equation for Brownian particles, in which the diffusion coefficient is related to the mean squared displacement of a Brownian particle. The second part consists in relating the diffusion coefficient to measurable physical quantities.

EINSTEIN’S WORK ON THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT AND THE NOBEL PRIZE :

EINSTEIN’S WORK ON THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT AND THE NOBEL PRIZE In keeping with the idea that scientific revolutions are not linear, Albert Einstein challenged the previously accepted understanding of what light was comprised of: that light is comprised of neither particles OR waves, but packets – what we modernly refer to as “photons.” His theory was proved to be mathematically correct by Physicist Robert A. Millikan, who was also awarded the Nobel Prize. Click to the video below to watch.

SUMMARY :

SUMMARY Albert Einstein is without doubt one of the largest contributors to the field of theoretical physics. Publishing more than 300 scientific papers and more than 150 non-scientific works, Einstein’s contributions to modern science allows us to not only dig deeper into the universe, but encourages us to challenge what we know to be true.

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