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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

  • Nobelpreis für Physik 1921

Academic Curriculum Vitae

1896-1900  Studies of mathematics and physics at ETH

1906 Dissertation at the University of Zurich "A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions"

1908 Habilitation at the university oft Bern

1909-1911 Professor for theoretical physics at the University of Zurich

1911-1913 Professor German Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague

1913-1932 Professor at the University of  Berlin

1932- 1944 Professor at the 'Institutes for Advanced Study' in Princeton, New Jersey

1944 Professor emeritus

Important research

1905: The quantization of light and the photoelectric effect

1905: A new determination of molecular dimensions (doctoral thesis)

1905: The Special Theory of Relativity

1905: Equivalence of mass and energy

1911: Light diffraction at large masses

1911: Wave/particle dualism

1915: The general theory of relativity

1917: Cosmological reflections on the general theory of relativity

1919: Cause and Effect

1924: Bose-Einstein condensation


1921: Nobel Prize for physics for his work on the light quantum hypothesis, the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect

1923: Genootschap medal (Genootschap ter Bevordering van Natuur-, Genees- en Heelkunde)

1925: Copley Medal (Royal Society of London)

1929: Max Planck Medal (German Physical Society)

1935: Benjamin Franklin Medal (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

UZH Nobel prize Laureates


Einstein- Image and Impact, American Institute of Physics

Nobel Prize 1921 for Albert Einstein

Weiterführende Informationen

Nobel Prize in Physics 1921

"for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the laws of the photoelectric effect".

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921

Albert Einstein

* 14. March 1879 in Ulm

† 18. April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey