Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics .:274 His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known by the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 . He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory.

Birth: 1879-03-14

Died: 1955-04-18

Nickname: Albert Einstein

Known for: General relativity,Special relativity,Photoelectric effect,E=mc2 (Mass–energy equivalence),E=hf (Planck–Einstein relation),Theory of Brownian motion,Einstein field equations,Bose–Einstein statistics,Bose–Einstein condensate,Gravitational wave,Cosmological constant,Unified field theory,EPR paradox,Ensemble interpretation,List of other concepts