German-born mathematician and physicist. Probably the most famous scientist of all time.
- Born: 14 March 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
- Died: 18 April 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- Various equations and formulas deriving from the above:
Results named for Albert Einstein can be found here.
- 1905: On the Movement of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid Demanded by the Molecular-kinetic Theory of Heat (Annalen der Physik Vol. 17: 549)
- 1906: On the Theory of the Brownian Movement (Annalen der Physik Vol. 19: 371 – 381)
- 1906: On a New Determination of Molecular Dimensions (Annalen der Physik Vol. 19: 289 – 306)
- 1907: Theoretical Observations on the Brownian Motion (Zeit f. Elektrochemie Vol. 13: 41 – 42)
- 1908: Elementary Theory of the Brownian Motion (Zeit f. Elektrochemie Vol. 14: 235 – 239)
- 1908: Consequences for the constitution of radiation following from the energy distribution law of black bodies
- 1920: Ether and the Theory of Relativity
- 1921: Geometry and Experience
- 1926: Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement (translated by A.D. Cowper)
- 1945: The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields surrounding the Individual Stars (with Ernst Gabor Straus)
- 1946: A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation, II (Ann. Math. Vol. 47: 731 – 741) (with Ernst Gabor Straus) www.jstor.org/stable/1969231
- But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.
- How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of existence, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Albert Einstein": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive