1 ( 1879–1955), US theoretical physicist; born in Germany; founder of the special and general theories of relativity. Often regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century, he was influential in the decision to build an atomic bomb. After World War II, however, he spoke out against nuclear weapons.
1.1 (as noun an Einstein) A genius.
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- But people often ask the question: do I have to be an Einstein to become a physicist?
- The politically correct explanation for the dearth of female Newtons and Einsteins is that female geniuses have been ‘oppressed’ by the usual conspiracy of white males, and by the very institution of civilization itself.
- A highly learned and well-read man, he was one of those eccentric geniuses, the cracked Einsteins, who come across as being totally and utterly insane.
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- The moon launches worked, but they used Newtonian mathematics (extremely complex as that is), not the Einsteinian and post-Einsteinian models of the universe.
- In the Einsteinian world there is more individualism and less government than in the Newtonian.
- Early in the 20th century, moral relativists misappropriated the widespread acceptance of Einsteinian relativity theory as support for their contention that there are no moral absolutes.
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