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Old 2004-03-14, 10:31   #1
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Happy 125th Birthday to Albert Einstein!
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Old 2004-03-14, 11:43   #2
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Happy 125th Birthday to Albert Einstein!
I join you Jinydu. I have always held him in highest esteem He has immensely enriched my life
On the other extreme I, with my fellow college students wore black bands of mourning on his death.
I could look it up but what exact date was he born so I can check his birth numbers. A bit of numerology you see. since you are on the net!
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He doesn't look a day over 75.

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Old 2004-03-15, 10:15   #4
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His date of birth was March 14th, 1879.
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Old 2004-04-18, 16:32   #5
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Today April 18th we commemorate the 49th death anniversary of Albert Einstein.

The man who had shown the world that time could be stretched had finally run out of it.

Mally

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Old 2004-04-19, 09:07   #6
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According to a biography of him by Jeremy Bernstein, just a few days before his death, Einstein suffered a heart problem and had to go to the hospital. He insisted on taking his work on the unified field theory with him. Even in his last days, he continued working on this theory. On the night of April 17 (if I remember correctly), he fell asleep while working on an unfinished calculation, and never woke up again.
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Old 2005-04-18, 07:54   #7
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Today April 18th we commemorate the 49th death anniversary of Albert Einstein.

The man who had shown the world that time could be stretched had finally run out of it.

Mally
And now comes the 50th anniversary of his death...
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Old 2005-04-18, 11:16   #8
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And now comes the 50th anniversary of his death...
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Thanks jinydu for the reminder.
I learn now that the velocity of light has not been so constant since the BIg Bang. On its constancy the whole theory of Special Relativity rests. Lets get the latest from you.
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There's some disagreement about that; but I would say that it hasn't been definitely proven that the speed of light has ever changed:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3741682/
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Old 2005-04-18, 20:32   #10
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I hate the way Einstein has been cartoon-ified as the stereotype of genius, especially the way people tend to only see or remember the pictures of him in his dotage. Here's my favorite picture of the man, this from the Berliner Illustrirte Tageszeitung in late 1919, not long after the famous solar eclipse expeditions validated a key prediction of his theory of General Relativity related to the bending of starlight by massive objects (note that Newton's theory also predicts such, but the amount of deflection predicted by GR differs from the Newtonian theory by a factor of precisely 2):

http://hogranch.com/mayer/images/ein...rirte_1919.jpg

He looks anything other than absent-minded there, wouldn't you say?

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Old 2005-04-19, 00:24   #11
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This year, we also celebrate the centennial of his "miracle year", where he published key papers on the photoelectric effect, special relativity, and the "drunken walker" problem.

By the way, does anyone know the precise date when the papers were published?
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