COOL IMAGES: The Mind at Play

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Science  18 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5397, pp. 2147
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5397.2147b

This shot of Albert Einstein cycling at a friend's house in California is one of the most famous photos of the physicist, whose 1917 proposal of a weird cosmic energy seems to be verified in this year's Breakthrough. For this and other snapshots of Einstein—scrawling on a blackboard, holding a puppet of himself, posing with Charlie Chaplin—click over to Caltech's photo archive. Another photo-packed site in Germany includes family shots and Einstein's high school diploma.∼jr/physpiceinstein.html

If that doesn't satiate your thirst, visit the American Institute of Physics's 1996 Einstein online exhibit, one of the nicest Einstein sites on the Web. Here you can learn about discoveries such as gravitational lenses, read essays, see original papers, and even listen to a recording of the genius explaining E = mc2 in his charmingly accented English.

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