The fruits of one mind shaped civilization more than seems possible
Albert Einstein created his most famous theory amid personal strife, political tension and a scientific rivalry that almost cost him the glory of his discovery
Lost in Thought—How Important to Physics Were Einstein’s Imaginings?
Einstein’s thought experiments left a long and somewhat mixed legacy of their own
What Einstein Got Wrong
Everyone makes mistakes. But those of the legendary physicist are particularly illuminating
Relativity's Influence Is Still Going Strong on Its 100th Birthday
A visualization of recent physics terms affirms the enduring influence of Einstein's 100-year-old masterpiece
Traveling Backward in Time Is Kind of Hard
We already have the means to skip ahead in time, but going backward is a different wormhole
Einstein's Light and Dark Sides
Sure, he was pretty good at science. But science isn't everything
Was Einstein the First to Invent E = mc2?
The great physicist was not the first to equate forms of mass to energy, nor did he definitively prove the relationship
After Einstein, a New Generation Tries to Create a Theory of Everything
A new generation of physicists hope to succeed where Einstein failed
The Quest for Genius in Einstein's Brain
The bizarre journey of Einstein's brain illustrates the pitfalls in science's search for the origins of brilliance
What Einstein Really Thought about Quantum Mechanics
Einstein’s assertion that God does not play dice with the universe has been misinterpreted
Einstein's Legacy: The Photoelectric Effect
Despite the popularity of Einstein's theories of relativity and his musings on black holes, Einstein's Nobel Prize in physics was actually awarded for his discovery of the photoelectric effect...
Does Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Hold Near Black Holes?
General relativity has never been tested in places where the effects of gravity become truly extreme—for example, at the edge of a black hole. That will soon change
Relativity's Reach [Interactive Graphic]
A visualization of recent physics terms affirms the enduring influence of Einstein’s 100-year-old masterpiece. Give it a try