Sci-Five | The Hindu Science quiz: on Albert Einstein
1 / 5 | It was said to be Einstein’s “annus mirabilis” (year of miracles). Which year was that?
In 1905, Einstein wrote four papers that changed the way we see the universe.Next
2 / 5 | In 1919, an event changed the way the world looked at Einstein and made him a celebrity overnight. Name the event.
- A volcanic eruption
- A thunderstorm
- A solar eclipse
- A lunar eclipse
British astronomer Arthur Eddington’s observations on the solar eclipse of May 1919 proved Einstein right. EINSTEIN THEORY TRIUMPHS, declared the New York Times.Next
3 / 5 | Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in...
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 was awarded to Albert Einstein “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”Next
4 / 5 | Einstein was offered a political position in 1952. Name the post.
- United Nations Secretary-General
- President of Israel
- President of Germany
- U.S. Ambassador to India
Following the death of Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, in 1952, the Israeli government, headed by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, offered the presidency to Einstein. But he declined.Next
5 / 5 | Einstein also worked on a theory that he never was able to publish. Name it.
- String theory
- Big Crunch theory
- Chaos theory
- Grand unified theory
American science writer Tim Folger wrote: “For nearly 30 years he had pursued a quixotic goal: the creation of a unified field theory to describe all the forces of nature and to demystify the quantum world”Next