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WHAT DID ALBERT EINSTEIN DO TO WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS?



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He actually was awarded it for his work on the photo-electric effect, which is a very obvious manifestation of the quantum nature of light (light comes in and electrons get ejected from a material). It was convincing prove, before quantum mechanics had even been developed, that light is in some sense quantized. Of course, he is remembered for his work on relativity and gravity, but that is what he got the Nobel prize for.

Arthur Smith



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