Artist and businessman Thomas Everard Spence was born in Portadown and educated at a Quaker school in York. Largely self-taught, he was a gifted landscape and portrait painter and exhibited for many years at the UAA and the RUA.
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect'. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.
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Queen's University, Belfast
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