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Einstein, Albert

A Swiss mathematician and physicist who lived from 1879 to 1955. Einstein was born in Germany to Jewish parents, and after moving to Switzerland, he took a job at a patent office. When he began publishing scientific papers, he quickly rose to fame and was recognized as a leading thinker of the time. He held several professorial positions in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States during his lifetime. In 1922, Einstein won a Nobel Prize for work he had done with the Photoelectric Effect. Over the course of his life, Einstein made major advances in physics, such as developing the Theory of Special Relativity and the Theory of General Relativity. He was arguably the most important physicist of the 20th century.

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Scientists prepare to film a 1922 solar eclipse to test Einstein's theory of gravity

Ready to Roll September 21, 2022

The Double Pulsar

Double the Fun March 7, 2022


Shooting the Moon July 22, 2019

Collage of images related to solar eclipse of May 1919, which made Albert Einstein world famous

Getting Famous May 29, 2019

Radio Programs

Confirming Einstein A long journey into darkness September 21, 2022

Einstein Tower Sculpting a scientific monument November 1, 2019

A New View A new way to see the universe October 18, 2019