Albert Einstein

Genius of Physics

by Fereidoon Hashemi Noshahr

Fereidoon Hashemi Noshahr is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique School of Montreal

Fereidoon Hashemi Noshahr is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique School of Montreal

In the early twentieth century, the world has witnessed a lot of great genius in physics. One of the most important of them was Albert Einstein. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for physics.

 

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire, on 14 March 1879. Although he was very good at physics and mathematics during his education, there was not any sign of genius in him. On 30 April 1905, Einstein completed his thesis when he was 26 years old and he was awarded a PhD by the University of Zürich, with his dissertation entitled, “A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions”. In this year which has been called Einstein's miracle year, he published four papers which demonstrated his talent. They were about the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and the equivalence of mass and energy.

In 1922, Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Although he is well known of his principle of relativity, he was awarded “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”.

His observation and attitude to the world differs from other scientists. When he observed some phenomena which could not be justified by classical physics, he began to think these phenomena from other perspectives. He tried to break his previous beliefs to find new laws for the world to justify them. This is the thing, most people are afraid to do: “To think against all beliefs”. He changed our knowledge and thoughts about time, space, energy and mass.

People all looks very ordinary but there are a lot of extraordinary between them. Their attitudes and thoughts make their worlds. If we train ourselves to think correctly then all of us will be creative.


References:

Wikipedia and http://www.biography.com/