This is september 2005.. (Ok guys, i am a bit late.. by 2 days, to be precise.. but, this is my first post this month.. so bear it). September 05 is really special.. Not because our Gapdon is gonna 'found' his new party, which will shake-up our TN politics before shaking the Indian politics, thus giving sleepless nights to all our leaders, in TN and elsewhere. Not because India will probably win its first 'away-from-subcontinent' victory in Zimbabwe after 19 long years, in another 20 days or less. Not because Ashes will belong to England after 18 years.
In september 05 (1905), a then-little-known German reported to the scientific world something that would eventually turn out to be the 'Invention of the century'... Yes, it was exactly 100 years ago that Einstein came up with his 'special' theory of relativity and his famous E=mc2. Discover magazine, a few months ago, released a 'special' version exclusively for the centennial year of Einstein's discoveries. Before the theory of relativity and the mass-energy equation, in March 1905, he commnicated about the 'photoelectric effect' which talks about 'quanta' or bundles of light energy. 2 months later, he discovered the 'Brownian motion' in liquids, which causes the suspended particles on a liquid to carry out a 'random jittering dance'.
Thus, he made 1905 be etched in the history of revolutionary physics forever.. People are still wondering how, within a period of 6 months, he came up with three different, literally 'earth-shaking' inventions, which covered from the tiniest (sub-atomic particles) to the largest (universe, galaxy, and beyond), from a non-academic position (he was working in a Swiss patent office in 1905). Truly amazing.. and he was all of 26 years then!! Those three inventions, as Discover pointed out in one if its articles, has its applications in every human's daily life, from the time he/she wakes up in the morning till he/she goes to bed.
Have a very good long weekend (for those in US) and a normal 2-day weekend (elsewhere), guys!!