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Albert Einstein portrait by Frank SzaszAlbert Einstein, theoretical physicist, is regarded as the most famous scientist in the 20th century, and his E=mc2 the best known equation, is one of the most recognized faces on Earth.

Albert Einstein was born 3-14-1879 in Ulm, Germany.

He enrolled in the four year mathematics and physics teaching diploma program at the Zurich Polytechnic, in 1896. He did not find a teaching position and a friends father helped him secure a job in Bern, as a patent examiner.

At the age of 26, Einstein revolutionized accepted views of the universe with his ideas and theories on the nature of energy, matter, motion, time and space, winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. He was also renowned as a humanitarian and philosopher whose contributions made him one of the most compelling figures in history.

Albert Einstein died 4-18-1955 in Princeton, NJ.

Einstein Revealed – the companion web site to the NOVA program presents a timeline of Einstein’s life, info on the speed of light, what made Einstein stand out from other great scientist in history, time travel and relativity and the cosmos. Also a Teacher’s Guide.

Einstein- Image and Impact – an online exhibit chronicling the life of Albert Einstein. Online exhibit based on a 16-panel travelling exhibit designed by the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics for the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey on the occasion of the Einstein Centennial 1879-1979.

The Nobel Prize for Physics 1921 – “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”.

Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis 1905  Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis Papers are the four articles published in the “Alllalen der Physik” Scientific Journal in 1905 that changed the view of space, time, and matter, forming the foundation of modern physics. This Johns Hopkins University site is intended as “a resources tool for students providing a guide and make readily available the primary and secondary sources pertinent to Einstein’s annus mirabilis.” (Annus Mirabilis is Latin for “Fateful Year” to indicate a year of particularly notable events.)

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein – Princeton University.

Einstein Archives Online – Over 80,000 records of documents held in original and as copies in the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University (AEA) and at the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech (EPP) can now be accessed with a user-friendly interface via the internet. The website was launched in 2003 by the Albert Einstein Archives jointly with the Einstein Papers Project and Princeton University Press.

Einstein- Time Magazine Person of the Century – the one who, for better or worse, personified our times and will be recorded by history as having the most lasting significance.

Your Sky Map-the interactive planetarium of the Web – You can produce maps in the for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location.

Beyond Einstein – NASA – Exploration of the Universe

Think Like Einstein – Activities to practice thinking like Einstein.

Einsteinlight – Relativity in brief… or in detail. Einstein’s theory of relativity integrates electromagnetism into a logical extension of the relativity of Galileo and Newton. Its conclusions, including time dilation, length contraction, and E=mc2 have changed profoundly our ideas of time and space, matter and energy.

The Physics Classroom – Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity and The Work-Energy Theorem lesson plans (and lots more.)

Galileo and Einstein Lecture Notes – from Michael Fowler, the course explores two revolutions in our perception of the universe – First Galileo with the realization that what we see in the heavens—the Moon, the planets, the Sun and stars—are physical objects. The second revolution was Einstein’s realization that this was not the whole truth—space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but are related to each other in a simple but unexpected way – that mass and energy are different aspects of the same thing!

EINSTEIN@HOME – Participate in gravitational wave research with computer owners all over the world to process data from gravitational wave detectors.

Albert Einstein Planetarium – Smithsonian National & Space Museum

Black HolesThis article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades K-4) series.

Design Challenge Learning – Design Challenge Learning is a combination of project-based learning, design thinking and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration – from The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Mathematics, Science & Technology Education – a model-builder for innovative, standards-based, technology-intensive mathematics and science instruction at the K-16 levels from Univ of IL at Urbana-Champaign.

Cambridge University Relativity & Cosmology – Cosmos, Black Holes, and more.

Tests, Tests, Tests! – Intelligence, personality, career, and more tests online.

The Math Forum – helps students learn mathematics through the use of the Internet and innovative technologies. It also gives advanced students an opportunity to pursue their interests as well as use their skills to help others.

A Century of Physics Timeline – American Physical Society

The Canadian Association of Physics – Physics makes the world go round, (French & English)

Albert Einstein Online – lots of links to Einstein web sites.

Did you know?

  • Thomas Edison invented first practical sound recording and reproduction device in 1877.
  • Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879.
  • Thomas Edison first demonstrated incandescent lighting to the public on December 31, 1879.
  • Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell (posters at Amazon) form the first telephone company in January, 1881.
  • First long-distance telephone call, Boston to New York, USA, March 27, 1884.
  • First successful gasoline-driven automobile patented by Karl Benz, January 29, 1886,


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