US 1966 Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 8c. Scott. 1285

US 1966 Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 8c. Scott. 1285

Series: Prominent Americans Definitives

Stamp details: Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist

Issued date: 14-03-1966 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1285
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1267
Michel (Germany): 896x
Yvert et Tellier (France): 798(A)
Unificato (Italy): 1055

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 22mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Blue violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝
Paper: Ordinary

Themes: Famous People, Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Scientist

Description:- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect",[12] a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".