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Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Scientist and Cosmologist who devised the theory of relativity.
    1904  CEAlbert Einstein develops the energy-frequency relation of light quanta.
    1905  CEAlbert Einstein (1879-1955) completes and publishes his theory of special relativity.
    1905  CEAlbert Einstein develops the light-quantum theory for photoelectric law.
    1905  CEAlbert Einstein explains Brownian motion by kinetic theory.
    1905  CEAlbert Einstein (1879-1955) postulated the equivalence of mass and energy in his law of mass-energy conservation (E=mc2).
    1906  CEAlbert Einstein develops a quantum explanation of specific heat laws for solids.
    1907  CEAlbert Einstein introduces the principle of equivalence of gravitation and inertia and uses it to predict the gravitational redshift of light.
    1909  CEAlbert Einstein postulates particle-wave duality of photons.
    1910  CEAlbert Einstein and Marian Smoluchowski find the Einstein-Smoluchowski formula for the attenuation coefficient due to density fluctuations in a gas.
    1910  CEAlbert Einstein explains why the sky is blue.
    1912  CEAlbert Einstein postulates curvature of space-time.
    1915  CEAlbert Einstein (1879-1955) completes and publishes his theory of general relativity.
    1915  CEAlbert Einstein predicts that light bends and an explanation for perihelion shift of mercury
    1916  CEAlbert Einstein predicts gravitational waves.
    1916  CEAlbert Einstein shows conservation of energy-momentum in general relativity.
    1916  CEAlbert Einstein shows that the field equations of general relativity admit wavelike solutions.
    1916  CEKarl Schwarzschild solves the Einstein vacuum field equations for uncharged spherically symmetric systems.
    1917  CEAlbert Einstein introduces the cosmological constant and a steady state model of the universe
    1917  CEAlbert Einstein introduces the idea of stimulated emission and loss of determinism
    1919  CECrommelin and Eddington verify Einstein's prediction of starlight deflection during an eclipse.
    1919  CEEinstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington.
    1921  CET. Kaluza demonstrates that a five-dimensional version of Einstein's equations unifies gravitation and electromagnetism.
    1921  CEAlbert Einstein lectures in New York on his new theory of relativity.
    1922  CEAlexander Friedmann finds a solution to the Einstein field equations which suggests a general expansion/oscillation of space.
    1923  CEGeorge Birkhoff proves that the Schwarzschild spacetime geometry is the unique spherically symmetric solution of the Einstein vacuum field equations.
    1923  CELouis de Broglie suggests that electrons may have wavelike properties as well as those of particles, supporting Einstein's theories.
    1924  CEBose and Einstein develop the statistics of photons and Bose-Einstein condensate.
    1924  CESatyendra Bose and Albert Einstein introduce Bose-Einstein statistical physics of quantum boson molecular gas.
    1926  CEAlbert Einstein states that 'God does not play dice'
    1927  CEGeorges-Henri Lemaitre discusses the creation event of an expanding universe governed by the Einstein field equations
    1931  CEAlbert Einstein discards the cosmological constant and postulates oscillating cosmology.
    1931  CEAlbert Einstein urges all scientists to refuse military work
    1932  CEAlbert Einstein and De Sitter postulate a Flat expanding cosmology.
    1932  CESir John Douglas Cockcroft of Great Britain and Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton of Ireland split lithium and boron nuclei using proton bombardment using a 700 keV linear accelerator built at Ernest Rutherford’s Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University. Their experiment proves Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and verified the equivalence of mass and energy.
    1932  CEGerman physicist Albert Einstein is granted a US visa.
    1933  CEAlbert Einstein arrives in the US, a refugee from Nazi Germany.
    1935  CEAlbert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen put forth the EPR paradox of non-locality in quantum mechanics.
    1937  CEAlbert Einstein, Leopold Infeld and Banesh Hoffman show that the geodesic equations of general relativity can be deduced from its field equations.
  2 Aug 1939  CEAlbert Einstein - Teller and Szilard send a letter to President Roosevelt informing him of German atomic research and the potential for a bomb which prompts Roosevelt to form a special committee to investigate the military implications of atomic research.
    1953  CEEinstein announces revised unified field theory.
    1955  CEAlbert Einstein (who died later this year) and Bertrand Russell issued a Manifesto warning of the dangers of continuing the nuclear arms race.
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