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Why No New Einstein?: The Real Problems.

  1. Sep 10, 2005 #1
    Einstein’s research works are final outcomes of hard work of many other people (Click here for details). For example if Michelson-Morley and others have not done their experiments nobody would have known that the speed light is same in all directions. Motivation for such an experiment is sparked by the continuous hard work of the community of intelligent researchers trying to address some interesting questions . This community keeps producing all the pieces needed to solve a puzzle. Finally some one comes along and puts them all together. We call him the Einstein. Faster this community builds the pieces higher the potential for an Einstein to arise. The strength and the performance of this community really depend on the university system and the government who funds them and regulates them... Please click here to read further
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2005 #2
    There are new Einsteins. It's just that they are solving smaller pieces of the puzzle
    than Einstein did.

    The "next Einstein" as you put it will probably be the person who comes up with a really
    sound explanation for the workings of space and time at the Planck level (very tiny, very brief)
    and/or explains the physical mechanism of quantum superposition. This is the only
    real mystery in Quantum Mechanics and the person who explains it will most assuredly
    be as big a Rock Star as Einstein was.
     
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