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From Plurality to Unity

  • René Maheu
  • Ferdinand Gonseth
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Dominique Dubarle
  • Julian Huxley
  • Giorgio de Santillana
  • Gerald Holton
  • B. M. Kedrov
  • François le Lionnais
  • Louis de Broglie
  • René Poirier
  • Pierre Auger
  • Jean Piveteau
  • Pierre Leroy

Abstract

François le Lionnais The great discovers can readily be classed under two types of mentality: those who dig deep and those who range wide. Those who possess the gift of combining depth with breadth are rare indeed. Albert Einstein was one of them. I need only remind you of his main contributions to the advance of physics for your minds to be staggered by such creative versatility. First, there are the theories of relativity, special and general, and the unified field theory. In atomistics, there is the theory of Brownian motion and of fluctuations. In quantum theory, there are essentially the theory of the light quanta, or photons, and their contribution to the photoelectric effect, but there are in addition the theory of the specific heat of solids, important laws of photochemistry, stimulated emission as applied in the laser, Bose-Einstein statistics … You see that this list contains an impressive number of subjects, at least half of which might have qualified for various Nobel prizes; and, even so, I have not mentioned his minor inventions and discoveries, such as the inverse gyromagnetic effect and many more.

Keywords

Brownian Motion Special Relativity Nobel Prize Blackbody Radiation Dual Solution 
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© Unesco 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Maheu
  • Ferdinand Gonseth
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Dominique Dubarle
  • Julian Huxley
  • Giorgio de Santillana
  • Gerald Holton
  • B. M. Kedrov
  • François le Lionnais
  • Louis de Broglie
  • René Poirier
  • Pierre Auger
  • Jean Piveteau
  • Pierre Leroy

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