Einstein’s correspondence and papers from this period shed new light on his contribution to this theory of light and matter as it is nowadays taught in universities and applied in all research and development institutions.
And let’s not expand the debate on relativity theory – a theory of space, time and gravity that is used today as the primary tool for understanding views of the universe, from the stars to black holes, the expanding universe and the Big Bang.
None of modern technology would be possible without quantum mechanics.
Computers, smartphones, satellites, lasers and medical equipment, cyber communications, LED lights and television screens, as well as the science of producing new materials (such as plastic) are all based on quantum mechanics.
The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the ‘old one’.
I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.” The theory is based on the uncertainty principle, which stems from the duality of light and matter.Quantum mechanics is a wonderful tool that enables us to explain the existence of all natural matter and its traits in precise detail.It explains the existence of 92 (no more, no less) chemical elements in nature and the hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds derived from them.And as it turns out now, he was also the living spirit behind the final quantum theory, which explains the entire atomic and subatomic world – both atoms and radiation.One hundred years Einstein’s interest in quantum physics soared between 19.This month marks the publication of volume 15 of “The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein” (Princeton University Press, in collaboration with the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology, and the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).This volume, for which Diana Kormos Buchwald is the general editor, includes nearly 100 writings and over 1,300 letters written between June 1925 and May 1927, the period during which modern quantum theory was becoming established.Max Planck was among his most bitter critics, even though he was the one who proposed in his 1900 article the foundation for Einstein’s discoveries in this area, as was Niels Bohr, the father of the quantum atom model.It would be another 18 years, and only in the wake of persuasive experiments, that the two were forced to admit that Einstein was right.It explains their colors they have when they are cold or hot, why blood is red and leaves are green.It explains why some matter in nature is gaseous, while others are liquid or solid, and why some are flexible and others are breakable; why they are opaque or translucent, conduct or insulate from electricity, and a thousand other special traits occurring in nature.