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Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity

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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula , which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. 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 development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

University of Zurich

University in Switzerland

Karl-Ferdinands-Universität

University of Bern

University in the Swiss capital of Bern

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

Charles University

Oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic

Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

ETH Zurich

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich

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#1 World Rank
Physics
#2 World Rank
Mathematics
#36 World Rank
Philosophy
#60 World Rank
Literature
#7261 World Rank
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