Why is Einstien to famous, I don't get it???

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yes, he was one of the greatest, but why is he so famous. why isn't Newton, Gauss, Euler, Stokes, Poisson, Legendre, Lagrange equally famous among children and non mathematically trained adults. I mean Einstien and Gauss did say that they thought that Newton was the greatest mathematician ever.

But everytime, Eienstien seems to be synonomous to clever or a brainiac. i dont get. without the maths of such pple like Riemann, and other non-euiclid surface mathematicians. his work on relativity would be impossible.
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who cares?
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He was born later.
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The others were just as famous but you did not exist in their historical era so you would not be able to know how famous they actually were. Fame decreases over time. Einstein is the most recent famous person in comparison to the others. He will equally be less famous after a long period of time as there will always be newer famous people surfacing.
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He is the only person who was famous that we have a photograph!!! Also he was associated with the atom bomb that changes the course of the world. Therefore pplcoodnt ignore him
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He's famous for this equation: E = MC2
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his work is what helped bring us into another technological age, understand more about space, time, gravity etc. its coz he made mind boggling discoveries that helped him make his mark in history.
but imo if newton were alive when einstien was, he would have overshadowed einstein.
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Newton formulated all his laws of Physics by the age of 24. He then went on to revolutionise the British economy with various inventions and ideas. The man was an unparalelled genius in his time, and surely one of the all-time scientific greats.

Einstein, famous for his work on relativity and nuclear physics also possessed an incredible mind. Famously a failure at school, he went on to discover and theorise some of the most influential Physical Laws, yet died a disappointed man as he failed to find a "Unified Field Theory" which would attempt to link together all the different physical concepts.

Einstein was perhaps more famous, as mentioned by one of the previous posts, as he was more recent, but Newton was not a particularly nice man, so this might have had something to do with it, as his personality did not endear people to him. However, Newton was probably the more "clever" of the two.
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Einstein was amazing, he performed poorly in school and didn't have any under-graduate/post graduate qualifications. He was self-taught and yet arguably he had the best academic mind of all time!
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You can say the same about RAMANJAN. if u want to read about him. i would advise u to read "MAN who knew infinity". he was indian.

he was self taught, he didn't have a degree but still his mathematical work was of such quality that even the cambridge's finest were baffled when he came over here. He became a fellow of the royal society. one of the greatest honours during those days.
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