Thought for the day

"Everything went strictly ‘by the book,’ using means that were permitted by the constitution. At first there were ‘emergency decrees’ by the president of the Reich, and later a bill was passed by a two-thirds majority of the Reichstag giving the government unlimited legislative powers, perfectly in accordance with the rules for changing the constitution." -- Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also contributed significantly to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics together are two pillars of modern physics. His mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which stems from the theory of relativity, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", an important step in the development of quantum theory. As a result of his intellectual achievements and originality, "Einstein" became synonymous with "genius".