Einstein A to Z by Karen C. Fox and Aries Keck
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Calendar of Events

. . . 2005 . . . The World Year of Physics

2005 100th Anniversary of the Theory of Relativity
March 14

Einstein's 126th Birthday

Book Signing:
Reiter's Book Store
2021 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

6:00 p.m.

June 9 Miracle Year Anniversary: The 100th Anniversary of Einstein's publication of his theory of light. This was the first of five ground-breaking papers published when Einstein was 26, in 1905, known as Einstein's "Miracle Year." The paper postulated that light could be thought of as a particle (later called the photon) and is one of the founding papers of quantum theory. Published in the journal Annalen de Physik, the paper is entitield “On a Heuristic Point of View concerning the Production and Transformation of Light.”
July 18 Miracle Year Anniversary: Einstein published a paper in 1905 on the random motions of molecules, and laid to rest any remaining doubt that atoms were particles -- namely physical entities as opposed to fuzzy clouds of energy. Also published in Annalen der Physik, the paper is called “On the Movement of Small Particles Suspended in Stationary Liquids Required by the Molecular-Kinetic Theory of Heat.”
September 26 Miracle Year Anniversary: The Special Theory of Relativity is published in 1905 -- the paper is called “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies.”
November 21 Miracle Year Anniversary: Einstein published the first version of the equation that what would become his most famous legacy: E=mc˛. The paper is called “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend upon Its Energy Content?” and postulated that energy and mass are essentially equivalent.

Einstein A to Z * Karen C. Fox and Aries Keck
Wiley publishing * Publication date: August 2004 * ISBN: 0-471-46674-3 * $17.95 paperback * 300 pp