Albert Einstein Research Paper

1012 words 5 pages
Nicolas Di Lucia 6/5/11

Why Albert Einstein is the most influential historical figure

Albert Einstein, who arguably contributed more than any other scientist since Sir Isaac Newton to our modern vision of physical reality, is clearly one of the most gifted intellects the world has ever known. In a relatively brief period of time, Einstein changed the way people thought about space, time, gravitation and war. Albert Einstein was born on March 15, 1879, in the southern Germany city Ulm. Both of Einstein’s parents were Jewish, although they did not strictly practice the religion. As a adolescent he was very dull, in fact his parents first thought he might have been mentally challenged because he
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He did this by his special theory of relativity; this is also the equivalence of energy and matter. This is one of his most famous equations and piece of work recognized around the world; E equals mc squared () this equation is immensely precise in representing energy and matter. “It says that they are fundamentally the same thing. It also says that from an extremely small amount of matter can be released a very large amount of energy”. This is why atomic weapons are so powerful, it’s also how the sun gives off energy by converting matter into energy. However Einstein never liked war, he was actually against it but when Hitler came into power that’s when Einstein devoted his time to creating a weapon of mass destruction for the United States, but the United States ended up using it on Hiroshima. Albert Einstein has been compared to Isaac Newton. Albert Einstein contributed a lot to the scientist world; he took Isaac Newton’s theories and altered with them completely into his own. Albert Einstein made his theories better than Isaac’s theories, making them more possible and realistic. Albert Einstein also contributed to war by creating the formula to creating a nuclear bomb. Newton became a member of the Parliament in England. Newton then wrote some religious tracts about the interpretation


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