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Albert Einstein

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Einstein was a visionary whose work revolutionized physics. He also was a passionate humanitarian and a celebrity who used his influence to speak out on global issues.

Explore his lifelong passion for physics, and discover how his scientific insights fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe.

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Einstein’s Brain

Einstein’s Brain

What made Einstein so smart? Watch the strange (but true!) story of how Einstein's brain was removed and studied after his death. What has it taught us about the biological roots of genius? More...

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NOVA/PBS
That’s My Theory: Einstein

That’s My Theory: Einstein

Can you identify the real Einstein? Examine the answers given by these game show look-alike scientists. More...

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PBS
Albert Einstein: Biography

Albert Einstein: Biography

Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, when he was only 42. Find out what the Nobel Committee said about him at the time in this brief biography. More...

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The Nobel Foundation
Einstein Thought Experiments

Einstein Thought Experiments

In the early years of the 20th Century, many of the experiments that Einstein considered were impossible to complete, so he had to carry them out in his mind. See how he did that. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Einstein: Image and Impact

Einstein: Image and Impact

A visionary and complex man, Einstein lived in a shifting landscape of allies and enemies during two world wars. Explore his life and the impact of his work. More...

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American Institute of Physics
Einstein’s Miracle Year

Einstein’s Miracle Year

Einstein — in a single year, while working in the patent office — published four revolutionary papers, challenging traditional physicists. Take a look at his Annus Mirabilis. More...

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History Channel
Putting Relativity to the Test

Putting Relativity to the Test

Einstein's revolutionary general theory of relativity was elegant and simple — and untestable when he wrote it. See how its veracity has been tested in the past century. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Relativity

Relativity

Einstein was just 26 when he published the theory of special relativity. Explore the experiments that support his theory, some of which also won a Nobel Prize. More...

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The Nobel Foundation

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