Albert Einstein was one of our planet’s most profound minds. Born in 1879 in Württemberg, Germany, he would go on to introduce numerous concepts to the field of theoretical physics. One hundred sixteen years ago today, Einstein first rose to prominence. This is because of his intriguing concepts and principles, first introduced in a publication called “Annalen der Physik.” This was very popular at the time and is still around today. This publication saw the potential genius of Einstein, and on September 27th, 1905 it was decided that his article “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?” would be published. This would be the beginning of Einstein’s scientific career.

The writing Einstein provided was immediately considered brilliant and has since fallen under the classification of iconic in recent years. It’s easy to see why this writing is so widely acclaimed. Einstein would introduce the concept of the theory of relativity to the masses in his debut professional writing. This concept is perhaps more famously known as the “E = mc2” equation. Einstein suggested that the mass of an object multiplied by the speed of light squared equals the amount of kinetic energy that is within the object. The world was immediately aware of his intelligence. Einstein had set up the fundamental building blocks for the theoretical physicists of the coming century.

Einstein would publish another 3 articles for Annalen Der Physik throughout 1905. These would become known as the “Annus Mirabilis Papers,” which documented Einstein’s period of intensive self-education. Needless to say, these were considered impressive to the scientific community at the time. In fact, the year 1905 was considered Einstein’s “miracle year,” because of the profound amount of scientific discovery he had done at the time.

Trevor Riggle, Sept 27 2021

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