# albert einstein

**Topics:**General relativity, Physics, Quantum mechanics

**Pages:**2 (485 words)

**Published:**March 17, 2014

Pasó el resto de su vida intentando integrar las leyes físicas de la gravitación y el electromagnetismo así como divulgando valores pacifistas, socialistas y sionistas. En la última etapa de su vida, Einstein mantuvo una dieta vegetariana. “La vida es muy peligrosa. No por las personas que hacen el mal, sino por las que se sientan a ver lo que pasa.”

Albert Einstein (/ˈælbərt ˈaɪnstaɪn/; German: [ˈalbɐt ˈaɪnʃtaɪn] ( listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).[2][3] While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"),[4] 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".[5] The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light...

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