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Space and Time From the Renaissance to today

Space and Time From the Renaissance to today

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is considered by many people as the best astrophysicist and the most relevant person of the twentieth century. Here we see him at the Swiss patent office, where he made many of his definitions.

Many of Einstein's visionary scientific contributions include the equivalence between mass and energy (E = mc ^ 2), how the maximum limit of the speed of light affects time and space measurements (special relativity), and a theory of the most precise gravity, based on simple geometric concepts (general relativity).

One of the reasons why Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921 was to make it more prestigious.

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