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Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein – a Genius for all Seasons Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). While best known for his famous formula E = mc2 (which some have dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he nevertheless received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for another discovery. The Peace prize was given “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the...

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Science and Scientists

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Science and Scientists

Science and Scientists Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning (found, for example, in Aristotle), “science” refers to the body of reliable knowledge itself, of the type that can be logically and rationally explained. Since classical antiquity science as a type of knowledge was closely linked to philosophy. In the early modern era the words “science” and “philosophy” were sometimes used interchangeably in the...

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