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. www.caltech.edu/cgi-bin/arcquery Another photo-packed site in Germany includes family shots and Einstein's high school diploma. www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/∼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. www.aip.org/history/einstein 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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