Albert Einstein
#4 Overall Influence

Albert Einstein

German-born physicist; developer of the theory of relativity

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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics . His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula , which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. 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.
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Schools

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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University of Zurich
University of Zurich

University in Switzerland

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Karl-Ferdinands-Universität

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University of Bern
University of Bern

University in the Swiss capital of Bern

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

University in Germany

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Charles University
Charles University

Oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic

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Leiden University
Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

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Princeton University
Princeton University

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

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Notable Works

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  • Why War?
  • The Meaning of Relativity
  • The Evolution of Physics
  • The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
  • The World as I See It
  • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#1 World Rank
Physics
#5 World Rank
Mathematics
#56 World Rank
Philosophy
#632 World Rank
Literature