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The role of music in Einstein’s thinking

Einstein was the product of a well-rounded education that, importantly, very much included the arts and humanities. It’s little known that Einstein was an accomplished violinist, and even less known that had he not pursued science, he said he would have … Continue reading

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Beyond Einstein’s brain: The Anatomy of Genius

When Albert Einstein died in 1955, his brain was removed, weighed and measured, preserved in formalin, photographed, and sectioned for microscopic study. Although we often think of technologic breakthroughs as coming from corporations or industry sectors, ideas come from individual … Continue reading

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Einstein and the Development of Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Science

The development of Einstein’s philosophy and the development of logical empiricism were both driven in crucial ways by the quest for an empiricism that could defend the empirical integrity of general relativity in the face of neo-Kantian critiques. But logical … Continue reading

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Digital Einstein Papers

Princeton University Press proudly presents The Digital Einstein Papers, an open-access site for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, the ongoing publication of Einstein’s massive written legacy comprising more than 30,000 unique documents. The site presents all 13 volumes published … Continue reading

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Einstein reads ‘The Common Language of Science’

Here’s an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English. The essay is called “The Common Language of Science.” It was recorded in September of 1941 as a radio address to the … Continue reading

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Einstein Archives Online

The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Brain Connections

Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein‘s left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence. The corpus callosum is a large bundle of nerve fibers that bridges the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Researchers report … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein on ‘The Common Language of Science’

Here’s an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English: The essay is called “The Common Language of Science.” It was recorded in September of 1941 as a radio address to the … Continue reading

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