Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Albert Einstein publishes his famous theory of relativity on this day in 1916. Einstein had outlined his discovery of a mass-energy equivalence formula in the academic journal Annalen der Physik on this day in 1905. The formula, E = mc², establishes that every object with mass has an equivalent amount of energy and vice versa. Often dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”, this paper was just one of four that Einstein published in 1905 that outlined significant findings in the field of physics, leading to the four articles being dubbed the “Annus mirabilis papers” — Latin for “extraordinary year”.
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