In His Own Words: Einstein’s equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Albert Einstein is best known by the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2. Watch Einstein, in his own words, connect for the first time the mass of an object with its energy by using his famous equation. A new world of physics is born.

He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory.

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