Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of the most influential scientists of all time, best known for his development of the general theory of relativity. Einstein also contributed to the development of quantum mechanics by explaining the photoelectric effect in terms of discrete wave packets called light quanta, but he refused to believe that the quantum world is to be understood as a probability without any causal explanation. His refusal to accept quantum theory as complete is exemplified in his debates with Niels Bohr at the Fifth Solvay International Conference held in Brussels in 1927.