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Albert Einstein

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1879–1955)

German-born physicist, a thinker of astounding insight, author of the special and general theories of relativity, and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his...

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Einstein, Albert

Reiner Braun.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 730 words.

One of the leading scientists and personalities of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was born in Ulm,

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Einstein, Albert

Lewis Pyenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 3357 words.

Einstein, Albert (14 March 1879–18 April 1955), theoretical physicist, was born in Ulm, Germany, to Hermann Einstein and Pauline Koch, who had married in 1876. In 1880 the family moved to...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Robert J. Schulmann.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 455 words.

(1879–1955), physicist and Nobel Prize laureate.

Born in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein graduated from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Gary L. Herstein.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2964 words.

Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died on 18 April 1955 in Princeton,

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday.

in The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1266 words.

(1879–1955)

Albert Einstein (Figs. 1 and 2) is the most iconic of scientists, his name synonymous with genius.

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 459 words.

Born in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein graduated from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in 1900 and two years later became a

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Kocku von Stuckrad.

in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion. 553 words.

Albert Einstein is the pioneer of twentieth-century physics. In 1905 he published his Special Theory of Relativity, which was followed

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1231 words.

Albert Einstein remains one of the most influential people in the fields of science and mathematics. The Nobel Prize–winning physicist contributed theories on relativity and...

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Albert Einstein

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1879–1955)

German-born physicist, a thinker of astounding insight, author of the special and general theories of relativity, and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his...

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Einstein, Albert

Edited by Market House Books.

in A Dictionary of Scientists

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Biographical Studies. 2929 words.

(1879–1955) German–Swiss–American theoretical physicist

Einstein was born at Ulm in Germany where his father was a manufacturer of electrical equipment. Business failure led his...

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Einstein, Albert

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 57 words.

(1879–1955) theoretical physicist, born in Ulm, Germany. Einstein's 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging that the

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The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs

Dean Falk, Frederick E. Lepore and Adrianne Noe.

in Brain

April 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Neuroscience. 17089 words.

Upon his death in 1955, Albert Einstein’s brain was removed, fixed and photographed from multiple angles. It was then sectioned into 240 blocks, and histological slides were prepared. At...

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Albert Einstein’s Finite Universe

Helge Kragh.

in Masters of the Universe

November 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 8427 words.

The interview with Einstein took place in 1928 in his apartment in Berlin. Einstein explained how he came to his cosmological theory of 1917 in which he applied general relativity to the...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 164 words.

His theories of relativity helped to shape 20th-century science and had profound implications for astronomy. The *special theory of

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 174 words.

His theories of relativity helped to shape twentieth-century science and had profound implications for astronomy. The *special theory of relativity...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 95 words.

A German-born mathematical physicist who took Swiss nationality in 1901. He originated the theory of relativity and also explained important results from the quantum theory of energy. He...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 179 words.

who took Swiss nationality in 1901. A year later he went to work in the Bern patent office. In 1905...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology. 119 words.

who in 1905 published four seminal papers:

(a) explaining the photoelectric effect (the basis for the conversion of solar energy

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 275 words.

who took Swiss nationality in 1901. A year later he went to work in the Bern patent office. In 1905...

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Einstein, Albert (1879–1955)

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 259 words.

who took Swiss nationality in 1901. A year later he went to work in the Bern patent office. In

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