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Albert Einstein

A Quantum of Light

Albert Einstein’s findings have been revolutionary for various practices: His theory of relativity has helped GPS become much more accurate. With his famous formula e=mc^2, he constituted the theoretical basis for the field nuclear physics. Even solar cells are based on Einstein’s discoveries.

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Albert Einstein

* 14 March 1879 in Ulm
† 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey

In 1905 Albert Einstein submitted his revolutionary paper “Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen” (A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions) as a dissertation at the University of Zurich. From 1909 to 1911 he was Professor for Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich.

Nobel Prize in Physics 1921

“for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the laws of the photoelectric effect”

Zurich and the Annus Mirabilis