Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein was one of the world's most brilliant minds. Arguably the founder of modern physics, his scientific ideas and research changed the world. His book Relativity: The Special and the General Theory ;is regarded as a seminal work-one of the most important and influential scientific ideas to have emerged out of the 20th century.
First published in 1916, the book explores the relationship between space, time, and the theory of gravitation-offering a new perspective on the universe. Einstein, using minimum mathematical terms and equations, explains some of the basic ideas and principles behind our world and the forces that have shaped it. The General Theory speaks of black holes, the evolution of the Universe, the behaviour of orbiting neutron stars, why clocks run slower on Earth than in space, and even suggests the possibility of time travel.
Ingenious and insightful, Relativity; is a must-read for anyone who wants to expand their mind and learn about the universe and its working.
Regarded as the founder of modern physics, Albert Einstein was born in 1879, in Ulm, Kingdom of Wü rttemberg, German Empire. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Zü rich in 1905 and published four papers in the scientific journal named Annalen der Physik. These papers on photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity and mass-energy equivalence (E = mc2) were significant contributors to the foundation of modern physics. In the next few years, Einstein came to be recognized as a major scientist.
He developed the general theory of relativity between 1907 and 1915. It was published in 1915. In 1916, Einstein published Relativity: The Special and the General Theory in German. Its first English translation was published in 1920. In 1921, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect." He published numerous scientific and non-scientific works.
Einstein died on 18 April 1955, aged seventy-six, in Princeton, New Jersey.