# Mathematician:Albert Einstein

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## Mathematician

German-born mathematician and physicist. Probably the most famous scientist of all time.

## Nationality

German

## History

- Born: 14 March 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
- 1933: Moved to the United States
- Died: 18 April 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

- Various equations and formulas deriving from the above:

Results named for **Albert Einstein** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Albert Einstein** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1905:
*On the Movement of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid Demanded by the Molecular-kinetic Theory of Heat*(*Annalen der Physik***Vol. 17**: p. 549) - 1906:
*On the Theory of the Brownian Movement*(*Annalen der Physik***Vol. 19**: pp. 371 – 381) - 1906:
*On a New Determination of Molecular Dimensions*(*Annalen der Physik***Vol. 19**: pp. 289 – 306) - 1907:
*Theoretical Observations on the Brownian Motion*(*Zeit f. Elektrochemie***Vol. 13**: pp. 41 – 42) - 1908:
*Elementary Theory of the Brownian Motion*(*Zeit f. Elektrochemie***Vol. 14**: pp. 235 – 239) - 1908:
*Consequences for the constitution of radiation following from the energy distribution law of black bodies* - 1920:
*Ether and the Theory of Relativity* - 1921:
*Geometry and Experience* - 1926:
*Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement*(translated by A.D. Cowper) - 1945:
*The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields surrounding the Individual Stars*(with Ernst Gabor Straus) - 1946:
*A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation, II*(*Ann. Math.***Vol. 47**: pp. 731 – 741) (with Ernst Gabor Straus) www.jstor.org/stable/1969231

## Notable Quotes

*But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.*- -- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*:*They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say*

- -- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell:

*How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of existence, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?*- -- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*:*They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say*

- -- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell:

*... common sense is, as a matter of fact, nothing more than layers of preconceived notions stored in our memories and emotions for the most part before age eighteen.*- -- Quoted in 1993: Richard J. Trudeau:
*Introduction to Graph Theory*: $1$. Pure Mathematics: Why study pure mathematics?

- -- Quoted in 1993: Richard J. Trudeau:

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- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Albert Einstein": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next):*They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say* - 1993: Richard J. Trudeau:
*Introduction to Graph Theory*... (previous) ... (next): $1$. Pure Mathematics: Why study pure mathematics? - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Einstein, Albert**(1879-1955) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Einstein, Albert**(1879-1955) - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Einstein, Albert**(1879-1955)