Movember – Albert Einstein

Carbomap are taking part in Movember to raise money for men’s health charities, such as those who champion the fight against prostate cancer.

We promise to give you regular updates on our moustache growing progress (you’ll need to visit our Movember page to see them), and we would really appreciate it if you were able to make a donation through our page to some very worthwhile charities.

We also thought it would also be a good opportunity to remind you about some of the famous scientific moustaches of human history. To kick off we thought we would go with arguably the most famous moustachioed scientist in history, Albert Einstein.

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Albert Einstein source: Wikipedia

Albert Einstein is the renown theoretical physicist famous for developing the theory of general relativity and his mass-energy equivalence formula, E=mc2. In 1921 Albert received the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. It wasn’t given for General Relativity as this was seen as too controversial at the time.

However, the photoelectric effect has helped us to better understand the relationships between electromagnetic energy and other materials. Amongst other things, Einstein proposed that a beam of light is not a wave or a particle, but rather a collection of discrete wave packets; what we now call photons. Photons are obviously very important to the LiDAR systems we use at Carbomap, and recently we have seen the development of photon-counting LiDAR instruments.

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