Albert Einstein and the Nature of Light

Barry R. Masters

Einstein’s genius lay in his ability to bridge the gap between radiation in space and radiation-matter interactions. He explained the interaction between light and matter by the absorption and emission of light quanta, thereby explaining several perplexing physical phenomena.


figureAlbert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921.

Albert Einstein was one of the foremost scientists in a century dominated by science. His work influenced our understanding of the physics of the universe, modern electronics and the quantum nature of reality. Perhaps it was his boundless imagination that enabled him to have such a broad reach.

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Publish Date: 01 July 2012

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