It explains their colors they have when they are cold or hot, why blood is red and leaves are green.It explains why some matter in nature is gaseous, while others are liquid or solid, and why some are flexible and others are breakable; why they are opaque or translucent, conduct or insulate from electricity, and a thousand other special traits occurring in nature.Light is dualistic – it behaves one way sometimes and differently at others.
And as it turns out now, he was also the living spirit behind the final quantum theory, which explains the entire atomic and subatomic world – both atoms and radiation.
One hundred years Einstein’s interest in quantum physics soared between 19.
Quantum mechanics is a wonderful tool that enables us to explain the existence of all natural matter and its traits in precise detail.
It explains the existence of 92 (no more, no less) chemical elements in nature and the hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds derived from them.
Einstein (1879-1955) famously was one of quantum mechanics’ harshest critics.
Indeed, on December 4, 1926, he wrote Max Born, one of the fathers of quantum theory, a letter that shocked his close friend.
“Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing,” Einstein wrote in the now famous and widely quoted missive.
“But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.
Einstein’s correspondence and papers from this period shed new light on his contribution to this theory of light and matter as it is nowadays taught in universities and applied in all research and development institutions.
And let’s not expand the debate on relativity theory – a theory of space, time and gravity that is used today as the primary tool for understanding views of the universe, from the stars to black holes, the expanding universe and the Big Bang.