Albert Einstein was the most influential person in the making of the atomic bomb. His theory of relativity E=MC2 and other theories he made were the most influential in discoveries scientists made about energy and its forms. Albert Einstein left behind the biggest legacy ever. Albert Einstein was born March, 14th 1879 in Ulm Württemberg Germany. Einstein’s parents Hiswere Hermann Einstein and Pauline Einstein.
a. Lucy Spalluto, in her article, “Marie Curie – Stirring the Pot”, notes that “The French Academy of Sciences nominated both Henri Becquerel and Pierre Curie for the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. In the original nomination, there was no mention of Marie.” b. Her husband Pierre spoke up on her behalf and said that failing to honor Marie with the award was
According to traditional Greek belief, the circle is seen as a symbol of divine perfection. Circular orbits were the mainstream belief of how the planets moved for a very long time before Kepler proposed his laws. It did take a great amount of time for people to accept and submit to Kepler’s fascinating and profound discovery of his second law of planetary motion, most of all, because the orbits (according to Brahe’s precise calculations) proved that although the planets did not move in perfect circles, they were painstakingly close to being perfect circular motions. Moreover, some theorists today call this law is called his “second” law of planetary motion, although it is actually the first one that he discovered, founded between 1600 and 1601 after Tycho passed away. This assumption could be due to how closely related the three laws are amongst each other.
Smith writes: "I have no great faith in political arithmetick, and I mean not to warrant the exactness of either of these computations." He is immensely impressed and influenced by the universal scope of Newton’s natural philosophy (magnified by the theory of gravity). Not only was Smith impressed with Newton’s idea of natural law, but also by the accuracy of his methodology unlike that of politik arithimetik. The Wealth of Nations (1776) is seen as his magnum opus of a compilation of physiocratic thinking in addition to Smith’s greatest ideas. But prior to this writing, he also authored History of Astronomy where he traced interest from the Greek’s contribution to Newton’s.
The three main instruments being discussed in this section are, Galileo’s telescope, Hooke’s microscope, and John Harrison’s Chronometer. Galileo’s work as an astronomer is well known among historians of science. Galileo constructed his own telescope, which had a twice the focusing power of many of the other 16th century telescopes being made at the time. Using the telescope, Galileo was able to see many different celestial objects, such as the satellites of Jupiter and nebulae. One of his most monumental discoveries, which would eventually be one of the reasons he was put on trial by the Catholic Church, was his discovery of sunspots on the Sun.
The problem with this, is that Brodie (1946) was both correct and incorrect. He correctly identified that speed kills, but, he incorrectly thought that nuclear warfare was the ultimate weapon. While Brodie and his theories on Nuclear warfare in, The Absolute Weapon, gave us the predominant strategy of nuclear warfare still used today, a strong argument can be made that Admiral Nimitz was correct in his criticism of “the Absolute weapon.” “Before risking our future by accepting these ideas at face value, let us examine the historical truth that, at least up to this time, there has never yet been a weapon against which man has been unable to devise a counter-weapon or defense.” Admiral Nimitz Ultimately, what Brodie was perhaps leading too was that there is an “Absolute Weapon” in war. If you could find a way to distill war down to its absolute properties, perhaps you could create the ultimate weapon. What we have witnessed thus far is that speed kills.
The contributions 19th century physicist Lord Kelvin made in determining the age of the Earth is an example of how constructive disagreement was used to produce robust knowledge (Lamb). His findings were at odds with the ideas of 19th century geologists who believed that the Earth “had been around forever”, and although his estimates were not accurate, Kelvin’s methods paved the way for the future production of robust knowledge in the physics field (Lamb). From this example, it is evident that constructive disagreement is essential to the production of robust knowledge in the natural
The three books somehow relate to their criticism of philosophical paradigms, but Micromegas is more scientific than the other two. It is also important to note that Voltaire’s publications represented respective ages, themes, and his own opinion. Despite the works dating back to 1700s, they have significant literary implications into modern thinking. Micromegas (1752) is a scientific fiction that Voltaire documented while living with his mistress, Madame de Chatallet. Fundamentally, Micromegas is a story of a brilliant alien from a distant planet revolving around Newton’s scientific proclamations.
When compared with the clock at the naval base, the times on the clock that had been on the planes were slower than the naval bases clock. This was the first documented proof of Einstein's theory of time dilation. The experiment is known today as the Hafele–Keating experiment. After this scientific experiment proved Einstein's theory of special relativity, it was widely accepted into the scientific community. The most common form of time dilation humans can experience is gravitational time dilation.
What people don’t realize is that he made or started many of the things we take advantage of today. Things like radio, which he actually beat Marconi to the invention of, but wasn’t officially recognized for until years later. Which was long enough, sadly, that most of the history books had already recorded the wrong man. In the late 1800’s, many people had caught on to the idea that one could send information through the air using the right radioactive waves that were constantly flowing through the air. Some of the many contenders included Pupin, Popov, Edison, Lodge, Tesla and and a man by the name of Guglielmo Marconi.