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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (; ; 14 March 1879–18 April 1955) was a [German] -born [Swiss] - [American] [theoretical physicist] , [philosopher] and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is often regarded as the father of [modern physics] . 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] ."

His many contributions to physics include the [special] and [general] theories of relativity, the founding of [relativistic cosmology] , the first [post-Newtonian expansion] , explaining the [perihelion advance of Mercury] , prediction of the [deflection of light by gravity] and [gravitational lensing] , the first [fluctuation dissipation theorem] which explained the [Brownian movement of molecules] , the [photon theory] and [wave-particle duality] , the [quantum theory of atomic motion in solids] , the [zero-point energy] concept, the semiclassical version of the [Schrödinger equation] , and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted [Bose–Einstein condensation] .

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