037: Year of Wonders

Albert Einstein in 1905.
Albert Einstein in 1905.

In 1905, the hitherto unknown Albert Einstein publishes four papers on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, relativity, and mass/energy equivalence, that revolutionize modern physics.







Opening Theme

Violin Sonata No. 26 in B♭
Composed in 1781 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Public domain.
Performed by Corey Cerovsek, violin, and Jeremy Denk, piano, and used pursuant to a Creative Commons license. Details.


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