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NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than women at all levels on the career ladder from trainees to senior scientists, U.S. researchers say.
Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists say unexpected results from the Large Hadron Collider suggest its particle collisions may be producing a new type of matter.
Photos show Einstein's brain 'different'

Photos show Einstein's brain 'different'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Recently discovered photographs of Albert Einstein's brain made after his death show it was unlike those of most people, a U.S. researcher says.
Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor is No. 1 on Forbes' list of top-earning dead celebrities, earning $210 million in 2012.

Star could provide cosmic insights

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A star is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy in the quickest orbit of any star near this black hole, 11 1/2 years, researchers say.

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Black hole 'evicted' from host galaxy?

Black hole 'evicted' from host galaxy?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say they've seen evidence a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at several million miles per hour.
Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

BALTIMORE, April 3 (UPI) -- New observations support a theory of Albert Einstein's about the expansion of the universe he once considered his "biggest blunder," U.S. astronomers say.
Einstein goes digital

Einstein goes digital

JERUSALEM, March 20 (UPI) -- Hebrew University in Jerusalem has unveiled a free of charge online digital archive with more than 80,000 documents chronicling the life of Albert Einstein.
Einstein papers to go digital on the Web

Einstein papers to go digital on the Web

JERUSALEM, March 19 (UPI) -- The university in Israel that holds the complete archive of Albert Einstein's papers says the entire collection will be digitized and made available online.

Poll shows status of science in Israel

JERUSALEM, March 16 (UPI) -- Three-quarters of adults in Israel think the state invests too little money in academic research and development, a poll indicates.

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'Faster than light' experiment to be rerun

ROME, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A European experiment suggesting particles traveled faster than the speed of light will be rerun after experts found it may have been flawed, officials said.
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Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, in a 1943 photo, probably taken in Princeton, NJ. (UPI Photo/Files)

Albert Einstein ( /ˈælbərt ˈaɪnstaɪn/; German:  ( listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics, and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, and did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled in the U.S., becoming a citizen in 1940. On the eve of World War II, he helped alert President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin similar research; this eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein was in support of defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced using the new discovery of nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, together with Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein taught physics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey, until his death in 1955.

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