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Einstein’s Big Idea: E=mc2Many know of Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc2, but not many know what it actually means nor how many scientists had dedicated their lives to figuring out parts of this equation. E=mc2 means energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light. Four renowned scientists each dedicated and contributed his or her own part to the equation, and Einstein was the one to connect it all together.E is for energy. In 1812, a blacksmith’s son by the name of Michael Faraday was lucky enough to become the apprentice of a bookbinder, but he hated his job. Through his job, Faraday had to opportunity to a multitude of books and developed a passion for science. One day, Faraday impressed one of his master’s customers and was rewarded with tickets to hear Sir Humphry Davy, one of the most prominent chemists of his day. Through this one lecture, Faraday bound his notes that he took at the lecture into a book and told Davy that he wanted to pursue a career in science (chemistry), but he suffered a humiliating rejection. Not long after,