miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2015

Einstein and Pi (π)

Einstein and Pi (π)

It came to my attention the fascinating fact of Albert Einstein’s birthday and its coincidentally celebration with Pi (π) day this year.

Albert Einstein is known as one of the greatest minds of all time. German-born theoretical physicist. He was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. His life in science started early, with special interest in mathematics and physics.

Among his 300 scientific papers, there were two very important ones. The general theory of relativity and the photoelectric effect. Both of them had a deep effect in the quantum field. He began to think in depth at the age of 16. He asked himself questions like: How would a beam of light appear if you could chase it at high velocity? And he concluded that the speed of the light beam should appear to be exactly the same whether an observer is traveling toward or away from it.

The general theory of relativity , written in 1905, was his work resulting from trying to reconcile Newton’s classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. One of its conclusions is that nothing with mass can ever reach the speed of light, and that matter and energy can be transformed, one into the other (E=MC2). For him time and motion were entirely relative. He showed that massive objects create warps in the space-time. This paper has an effect in quantum mechanics.

His other paper written the same year 1905, the photoelectric effect was the one by which he was given the Nobel Prize in Physics...Continue reading

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