Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist born in 1879 and one of the most influential scientists who ever lived. Although he is best known for his theory of relativity, he made other significant contributions to quantum mechanics. His equivalence formula E=mc2 is one of the most famous equations in history. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his discovery of the photoelectric effect law and his dedication to theoretical physics. These advancements were pivotal to the theory of quantum mechanics. Today the name Einstein is synonymous with genius due to his originality and intellectual achievements.