alfred einstein

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Einstein Ein·stein (īn'stīn'), Albert. 1879-1955.

German-born American theoretical physicist whose special and general theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

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