January 2, 2005

by Reb Yudel
A Hundred Years of Invariance

The Economist celebrates a centennial of Einsteinian physics with a typically clear explanation of his historical discoveries.

In 1905, a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein found the way forward. In five remarkable papers, he showed that atoms are real (it was still controversial at the time), presented his special theory of relativity, and put quantum theory on its feet.

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Not a minute too soon, considering Mother was waiting for him with lunch which wasn't getting any warmer, you know!

Posted by: Yori Yanover at January 3, 2005 4:36 AM
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