Einstein’s Real Breakthrough? Quantum Theory
In Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian, theoretical physicist A. Douglas Stone writes that whereas Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity, his truly revolutionary idea was the development of quantum theory—an idea that escaped many of the age’s most brilliant minds.
A. Douglas Stone is the author of Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian (Princeton University Press, 2013), a theoretical physicist, and a professor of applied physics and physics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Read an excerpt from Einstein and the Quantum.