Einstein’s Real Breakthrough? Quantum Theory

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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.

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A. Douglas Stone

Douglas Stone is Deputy Director of the Yale Quantum Institute and the Carl A. Morse Professor of Applied Physics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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