German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity (1879–1955)
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. 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", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".
Albert Einstein Quotes Page 2
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
The environment is everything that isn't me.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.