of quantum mechanics came from Einstein's paper (1905a) on the photoelectric
effect. The beginning of relativity came with his 1905d paper, and the
famous E=mc^2 corollary is in the 1905e paper. Citations are in this
bibliography from Wikipedia:
- Einstein, Albert (1905a), "On a Heuristic
Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light", Annalen der Physik 17: 132-148. This annus mirabilis paper on the photoelectric effect was
received by Annalen der
Physik March 18.
- Einstein, Albert (1905b), A
new determination of molecular dimensions. This PhD thesis was
completed April 30 and submitted July 20.
- Einstein, Albert (1905c), "On the
Motion¡ªRequired by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat¡ªof Small Particles
Suspended in a Stationary Liquid", Annalen
der Physik 17:
549-560. This annus mirabilis paper on Brownian
motion was received May 11.
- Einstein, Albert (1905d), "On the
Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", Annalen
der Physik 17:
891-921. This annus mirabilis paper on special
relativity received June 30.
- Einstein, Albert (1905e), "Does the
Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?",
Annalen der Physik 18: 639-641. This annus mirabilis paper on mass-energy equivalence was
received September 27.
- Einstein, Albert (1915),
"Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation (The Field Equations of
Gravitation)", Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften:
The beginning of genetics came from Mendel's
experiments. His paper:
Mendel, G., 1866, Versuche ¨¹ber Pflanzen-Hybriden. Verh.
Naturforsch. Ver. Br¨¹nn 4: 3¨C47 (in English in 1901, J. R. Hortic. Soc. 26: 1¨C32)