Albert Einstein [1951]

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Albert Einstein is probably one of the most popular figures of all times. He is considered a genius because he created the Theory of Relativity, and so, challenged Newton’s laws, that were the basis of everything known in physics until the beginning of the 20th century. But, as a person, he was considered a beatnik, and this picture, taken on March 14, 1951 proves that.

Albert Einstein [1951]

Photographer: Arthur Sasse, © Bettmann/CORBIS
Source: nital.it

26 thoughts on “Albert Einstein [1951]

  1. [quote]very intellegent individual…wished I could’ve met him so he could help me with my Chemistry homework…LOL[/quote]
    Well, he was a asperger. He hated school, he dropped out of highschool, but finished it when he was older. His math teacher considered him as his worst student. Einstein never even passed his driver licence tests. Once he said: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

  2. So basically we have 5 different accounts of the story behind the picture… well they can’t all be true ;)

  3. As what Einstein himself said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge…” . So there you are, he is just imaginative when this photo is taken.

  4. The picture was taken after Einstein had left an event. There was a crowd of greedy press photographers who wouldn’t left him alone even despite him already sitting in the car, so after several minutes he decided to do something “strange” …

    One of the very few scientists who were blindly worshiped like popstars, he himself didn’t appreciate it …

  5. read about this and thought it was very intressting

    There are even those who insist that Albert Einstein had it. Whether it is called “geek syndrome,” “high-functioning autism,” or simply “Asperger’s,” it is not just one of the most poorly understood of all psychiatric diagnoses, but one of the fastest-growing in America today.

    Asperger’s Disorder is characterized by severe and sustained impairment in social interaction combined with restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interests and activities (DSM-IV, 1994). This disorder differs from autism in that “few clinically significant delays in language or cognitive development are apparent, and self-help and adaptive behaviours often appear normal.” (Rapoport & Ismond, 1996).

  6. Albert E. was a genius. Cause of him, we have lasers, atoms or nuclear power. He was a pacifist, and did all that he could to stop wars. And that picture was when his health was detoriating. He was live in his seventies and still working on this project of his. He couldn’t even remember his name… this picture is like of his sick days. He died at 11:15 am, April 18, 1995..ya. and he did have black hair when he was younger, he even used to dress properly and stuff. He was a Jewish, as well, but great nevertheless.

  7. Einstein pointed out that mass varies, infinitesimally, by velocity. In doing so, he disproved the complete accuracy of the commonly-accepted equation ‘F=ma,’ which assumes constant mass.

    However, Newton’s Second Law does not say that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by its acceleration – that is a common misconception. Newton’s Second Law actually says ‘F=d(mv)/dt’ which is not challenged by relativistic principles.

    i agree to this.

  8. “…challenged Newton’s laws…”

    Umm. No.

    Einstein pointed out that mass varies, infinitesimally, by velocity. In doing so, he disproved the complete accuracy of the commonly-accepted equation ‘F=ma,’ which assumes constant mass.

    However, Newton’s Second Law does not say that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by its acceleration – that is a common misconception. Newton’s Second Law actually says ‘F=d(mv)/dt’ which is not challenged by relativistic principles.

  9. This supposed to be info about photo itself, dont’t you think? And the only thing I can read here is an info about Einstein and the name of photographer.

    I’m very curious about it, because I heard that when Einstein had seen this picture he told something like that: “I congratulate the author. I could be enough quick to make that myself.” Anyone could to affirm that or perhaps knows exact comment of Einstein?

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