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The Greatest Scientist of the World- Dr. Albert Einstein

Posted by Japtegh Singh on September 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."


Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. His father was Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer. His mother was Pauline Einstein.

He developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, he is often regarded as "the father of modern physics" and the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He 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". Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works. His great intelligence and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

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Let us look at some of the famous discoveries and inventions of Albert Einstein followed by his life history -

1. THE MANHATTAN PROJECT

He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, and did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled in the United States, becoming a citizen in 1940. On the eve of World War II, he helped alert President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin similar research; this eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. The Atomic Bomb came as a byproduct with the Manhattan Project.

                    

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     "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."


2. THE EINSTEIN REFRIGERATOR

 

The Einstein refrigerator is an absorption refrigerator which has no moving parts and requires only a heat source to operate - it does not require electricity to operate, needing only a heat source, e.g. a small gas burner, suitable for poor countries and outdoor activities. It was jointly invented in 1926 by Albert Einstein and his former student Leó Szilárd and patented in the US on November 11, 1930. 

                        

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3. THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

This theory provides a consistent explanation for the way radiation (light, for example) and matter interact when viewed from different inertial frames of reference, that is, an interaction viewed simultaneously by an observer at rest and an observer moving at uniform speed.

He thought that mass and energy are equivalent and interchangeable properties according to his famous formula:

E=mc²

Though he did not invent the atomic bomb, this equation laid the theoretical background for it.

     

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 "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."


4. PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

It was known that when light was shone on certain substances, the substances gave out electrons, but that only the number of electrons emitted, and not their energy, was increased when the strength of the light was increased.

According to classical theory, when light, thought to be composed of waves, strikes substances, the energy of the liberated electrons ought to be proportional to the intensity of light.

In other words, the energy emitted by the irradiated substance is changing in a discrete quantities rather than in a continuous manner.

              

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In 1922, he traveled throughout Asia and later to Palestine, as part of a six-month excursion and speaking tour. His travels included Singapore, Ceylon, and Japan, where he gave a series of lectures to thousands of Japanese. His first lecture in Tokyo lasted four hours, after which he met the emperor and empress at the Imperial Palace where thousands came to watch.

On July 14, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. The two proceeded to have one the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between science and religion.

                   

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           "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."


On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an "abdominal aortic aneurysm", which had previously been reinforced surgically by Dr. Rudolph Nissen in 1948. He took the draft of a speech he was preparing for a television appearance commemorating the State of Israel's seventh anniversary with him to the hospital, but he did not live long enough to complete it. 

       

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                                                          "God is subtle but he is not malicious."

                                               

        

SOURCES-

1. www.wikipedia.com

2. www.google.com

3. www.brainpikings.org


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3 Comments

Reply Azil Shane De Leon
10:50 AM on March 27, 2013 
I love your blog! Its like Dr. Einstein. Its Great! :)
Reply Vanshika Agarwal
6:42 AM on October 3, 2012 
He is a great scientist.....Learned alot from him...........Greatest scientist in the world............I loved this blog cause I got to know more about him........ :-)
Reply Jeline
12:30 AM on September 30, 2012 
Hello! :) .. I already have information's about Mr. Albert Einstein and I know he is the greatest scientist in this world.. His inventions and his Ideas has a big contributions in our History.. And I learned alot from him. :) Thank you for this Blog :)