How I See The World Albert Einstein (PBS)


A nice documentary to see Albert Einstein in a geopolitical context.

This documentary drives forward the notion of the uncomfortable role Albert Einstein has inherited through the publication of his theories and the politic developments of his time. There is also another interesting documentar called „Einstein’s Big Idea“ revolving around the formula E=mc2 and using a historic perspective picturing Einstein as a person to stand on the shoulders of many that came before him. Hence applauding him for the ingenuity to integrate thoughts and findings of his time and not putting him on a unreachable mental pedestal while having him grasps those ideas out of an unexplainable thin air of genius. No doubt that Einstein literally changed the world but he couldn’t have done so without the ideas of many other thinkers and scientists that came before him and who’s ideas are now sometimes falsely attributed to Einstein himself.

Update: The documentary was taken down. I found another source on youtube and relinked it from there.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛʁt ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, 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 especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".In 1905, a year sometimes described as his annus mirabilis ('miracle year'), Einstein published four groundbreaking papers. These outlined the theory of the photoelectric effect, explained Brownian motion, introduced special relativity...
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