Einstein, Albert

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the German-born American theoretical physicist, in 1905 published three papers that revolutionized man's view of his universe and shaped the nuclear age. These concerned the photoelectric effect (which lead to quantum theory), the mathematics of the Brownian movement (leading to a method of determining the demensions of molecules, and his special theory of relativity (which led to the splitting of the atom).

("The Dreams in the Witch House.")