|Albert Einstain in 1916|
Albert Einstein developed the General Theory of Relativity which became one of the two pillars of modern physics with quantum mechanics. Einstein's famous formula that establishes the equivalence of mass and energy NEXT wrote the form: E = mc2
Two-dimentional projection of a three-dimentional analogy of spacetime curvature described in general relativity.
As a result of his research and development, Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especialmentepor his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect" that becomes the foundation of quantum theory.
Einstein's theory of general relativity predicted that the space-time around Earth would be not only warped but also twisted by the planet's rotation.
The most important concepts introduced by the theories of relativity include:
· Measurements of various quantities are relative to the velocities of observers. In particular, because space contracts and time dilates.
· The concept of space-time should be considered together and in relation to each other.
Energy is equal to the mass of a body times the speed of light squared.
The speed of light is nonetheless invariant, the same for all observers.