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World Year of Physics 2005

celebrates the centennial of the publication of four strange research papers -- written by a 26-year-old patent clerk -- that revolutionized how we think about light, matter, energy, space and time. How did he do it? Find out how Albert Einstein's thinking that year laid the foundations for most of modern physics and a host of today's technologies. (National Science Foundation)

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The debate over the existence of atoms had gotten quite heated by 1905, to the point where many physicists were reluctant even to talk about atoms.

The reality of atoms

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