101 Things You Didnt Know About Einstein: Sex, Science, And the Secrets of the Universe by Cynthia PhillipsSure, youve heard of Einsteins Theory of Relativity. But do you really know what it means? And even if you do theres a lot more to be learned about this eccentric genius. Did you know he worked to develop hearing aids? Or that a student actually spotted a mistake in one of his papers? And youll never guess what happed to Einsteins brain after he died.
Inside these pages, youll learn about how and why:
Einstein once drafted a letter to FDR about the use of nuclear fission in weapons of mass destruction. Einstein was offered the role of President of Israel not once, but twice?and humbly declined. Einsteins first wife, Mileva, may have helped him with his most famous theories. Einsteins theories have led to the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Filled with these and other interesting, intriguing anecdotes, 101 Things You Didnt Know about Einstein takes a novel approach to the life and work of this fascinating modern-day icon. Read on, and your own theories about Einstein will never be the same!
22 Surprising Facts About: Albert Einstein
When photographer Arthur Sasse attempted to persuade Einstein to smile for the camera on his 72 nd birthday, the prominent genius playfully stuck out his tongue instead. This one snapshot personified Einstein in a way that nothing could ó a revelatory intellectual that never took himself too seriously.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein
When Albert Einstein was five years old his father showed him a simple pocket compass. Einstein was mesmerized. What force exerted itself on the little needle to make it point in a single direction? At first, Einstein hated playing the violin. When Einstein was years old, he quickly changed his mind about the violin when he heard the music of Mozart.
1. He didnít begin speaking until well into childhood
All rights reserved. Who was Albert Einstein? - He was the greatest genius of his time, a man whose contributions to science and mathematics have been matched by just a handful of others throughout history.
Everyone knows Albert Einstein as a wild-haired, violin-playing genius who revolutionized physics, and many have heard how he arrived at his groundbreaking theories via one ingenious thought experiment, or gedankenexperiment , after another. But did you know that he was also an eccentric who gleefully eschewed socks, dodged German military service and spurned social conventions? Or that he was an enthusiastic but third-rate sailor? Ever since solar eclipse observations in made him front-page news, we haven't been able to get enough of this guy. And why not? Einstein's influence extended beyond the scientific fields he revolutionized. His theories of relativity, which departed from the classical Newtonian view of the cosmos, came to symbolize a broader societal shift away from Enlightenment-influenced concepts of art, literature, morality and politics.