The Contributions of Albert Einstein
Information and Theories 7/18/09
By: Yona Williams
With an intriguing hairstyle and seen sticking out his tongue, the picture of Albert Einstein is one that brings thoughts of a great thinker and the winner of the Nobel Prize. However, if you ask most people what field he excelled in, the only connection for some is E=Mc-squared. Einstein was a genius and constant contributor to the world of physics. With all of his theories and wisdom, he also had thoughts on religion that are pretty interesting. In this article, you will encounter some of his accomplishments and quotes regarding religion.
Contributions to Physics
Science would be lost without the intelligent thought of Albert Einstein, as he contributed a great many theories to the scientific community. Just some of the things he is responsible for sharing includes:
Ã‚Â· Theory of density fluctuations in gasses and liquids, which gave way to critical opalescence (involving the mixing of binary gas liquids).
Ã‚Â· Special theory of relativity Ã¢â‚¬â€œ reconciling mechanics with electromagnetism
Ã‚Â· Explained the perihelion advance of Mercury, making him the first to expand upon the thoughts of Sir Isaac Newton)
Ã‚Â· Quantum theory of atomic motion in solids
Ã‚Â· Photon theory
Ã‚Â· Zero-point energy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which describes the amount of energy found at the ground state that represents the lowest point of energy
Ã‚Â· The geometrization of fundamental physics
Ã‚Â· Quantum theory of a monatomic gas
Facts About Albert Einstein
Before we introduce some of the religious thoughts of Albert Einstein, as seen in a collection of quotes, consider the following facts regarding the man who has become an icon throughout the United States and the rest of the world:
Ã‚Â· Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, which was located in the Kingdom of Wurttemberg Ã¢â‚¬â€œ part of the German Empire.
Ã‚Â· At the age of 76, Einstein was sent to the hospital in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 17th, 1955, for treatment for a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm that caused him to suffer internal bleeding. He died the next day. Even in sickness and pain, Einstein was still thinking of his work. In his possession was the draft of a speech he was preparing for a TV appearance honoring the State of Israel's 7th anniversary. However, he did not live long enough to complete the draft.
Ã‚Â· Throughout his life, Einstein has lived in Italy, Switzerland, and of course, Germany. He was also granted citizenship in several different locations - Wurttemberg/Germany (1879Ã¢â‚¬â€œ96), Switzerland (1901Ã¢â‚¬â€œ55), Austria (1911Ã¢â‚¬â€œ12), Germany (1914Ã¢â‚¬â€œ33), and United States (1940Ã¢â‚¬â€œ55).
Ã‚Â· Having the privilege to study under Einstein, Ernst G. Straus played a role in founding the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functions, while Nathan Rosen studied the structure of the hydrogen molecule and worked with Einstein and others on projects concerning entangled wave functions and the EPR paradox.
In the article titled, "The Religious Thoughts of Albert Einstein," you will encounter more facts about Einstein, as well as his words of wisdom concerning religion.