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 3
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
God always takes the simplest way.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
God does not play dice.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.