Thought for the day

"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King 

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also contributed significantly to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics together are two pillars of modern physics. His mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which stems from the theory of relativity, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", an important step in the development of quantum theory. As a result of his intellectual achievements and originality, "Einstein" became synonymous with "genius".