**General relativity**, also known as the general**theory****of relativity**, is the geometric**theory**of gravitation published by**Albert**Einstein in 1915 and is the current description of gravitation in modern physics.The third paper introduced

**Einstein's****theory**of special**relativity**. The fourth, a consequence of the**theory**of special**relativity**, developed the principle of mass-energy equivalence , expressed in the famous equation E = m c 2 {\displaystyle E=mc^{2}} and which led to the discovery and use of atomic energy .Jan 12, 2011 ·

**Albert Einstein**, a man whose name is practically synonymous with genius, is one of history's greatest thinkers. As a physicist and mathematician, Einstein wasn't an inventor in the vein of Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell, but his theories**of relativity**led to new ways of looking at time, space, matter, energy and gravity.**Albert**Einstein was a theoretical physicist and the most famous scientist in human history. He developed the general**theory****of relativity**, one of the two pillars of modern physics, alongside quantum mechanics. He is perhaps best known in popular culture for his mass/energy equivalence**formula**E=mc2.