Albert Einstein - A Centennial Celebration of His Miraculous Year
Conclusion and References
Einstein in 1947, from Pictures of Physicists.
These are some of the implications of Einstein's "miraculous year." Even though these works changed the way we interprete the physical world, Einstein's most impressive work still lay ahead of him. In 1916 he published the paper that established general relativity and eventually lead to the study of such excotic objects as black holes.
The outcome of Einstein's body of research made such an impression on those of the 20th century, that he was named the "Person of the Century" by Time Magazine in 2000. However, his influence carries on well into the 21st century and, 50 years after his death, some of his work still determines the direction of much of the research in modern day physics.
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- Fundamentals of Physics, 2nd Edition, D. Halliday and R. Resnick, 1981, New York: John Wiley & Sons.
- Einstein's Cosmos - How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time, Michio Kaku, 2004, New York: W.W. Norton.
- Einstein Revealed, NOVA, Public Broadcasting System, 1996.
- Einstein's Wife, NOVA, Public Broadcasting System, 2003.
- 'Subtle is the Lord...' - The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein, A. Pais, 1982, New York: Oxford University Press.
- Einstein's Miraculous Year - Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics, Ed. J. Stachel, 1998, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- The Patent Clerk's Legacy, G. Stix, Scientific American, 291(3), September 2004, 44-49.
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