Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!

stein_fred_238_1993Fred Stein, Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1946 (238.1993)

Born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein received his PhD in 1905 from the University of Zurich. During the same year he published five theoretical papers, including “On a Heuristic Point of View Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light,” which would earn him the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics, and two papers setting out his special theory of relativity and contributing what is considered by many to be the most famous equation in the history of physics: E = mc2. These papers would become heavily influential in the foundation of modern physics. He died in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1955 at the age of seventy-six.

eisenstaedt_alfred_1208_2005Alfred Eisenstaedt, [Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Institute of Advanced Study, discussing theory of matter in terms of space with Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey], 1947 (1208.2005)

aigner_lucien_342_1982Lucien Aigner, Albert Einstein at work, Princeton, 1940 (342.1982)

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