I was born on March 14th, 1879 in the city Ulm, Germany. I was fascinated by math and science as a child.
The photoelectric effect is based on the idea that electromagnetic radiation is made of a series of particles called photons. When a photon hits an electron on a metal surface, the electron can be emitted. The emitted electrons are called photoelectrons.
I worked in the patent office where I did most of my creative work. In 1913, I arrived at the University of Berlin.
In 1905, Albert Einstein published a paper advancing the hypothesis that light energy is carried in discrete quantized packets to explain experimental data from the photoelectric effect. This model contributed to the development of quantum mechanics.
There were many experiments done by many other scientists to discover and test the photoelectric effect, such as Henrich Hertz, Max Planck, Phillie Lenard and Robert Millikan
He also said that the maximum energy of ejected electrons should increase linearly with frequency of the applied light
Einstein believed that light behaved like a particle (photon)
Einstein is mostly focused on the field of physics and best known by the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2
The scientist saw that the energy of electrons does NOT depend on the intensity of the light
-No electrons are produced if frequency of light waves is below critical value
-Electrons always appear as soon as the light reaches the plate