Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Well, Albert Einstein's birthday will be on March 14th and, as being the most popular and probably most famous physicist, it is fitting to review some of the selections on Einstein somewhat early.

Annus mirabilis-1905

March is a time of transition
winter and spring commence their struggle
between moments of ice and mud
a robin appears heralding the inevitable
life stumbling from its slumber
it was in such a period of change in 1905
that the House of Physics
would see its Newtonian axioms
of an ordered universe collapse
into a new frontier
where the divisions of time and space
matter and energy
were to blend as rain and wind
in a storm that broke loose
within the mind of Albert Einstein
where Brownian motion danced
seen and unseen, a random walk
that became his papers marching through science
reshaping the very fabric of the universe
we have come to know
we all share a common ancestor
a star long lost in the eons of memory
and yet in that commonality
nature demands a permutation
a perchance genetic roll of the dice
which births a new vision
lifting us temporarily from the mystery
exposing some of the roots to our existence
only to raise a plethora of more questions
as did the papers of Einstein in 1905


112 Mercer Street...where Einstein lived

"A brain is a terrible thing to lose"--Al Gore

"Akademie Olympia"

Albert Einstein and YIVO

An over zealous Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington?

An unfulflled wish

Asimov of the 1920s--Edwin Slosson

Deceased--Kiyoshi Ito

Deceased--Robert Simha

E=mc2...Einstein's idea?

"Einstein and Eddington"...BBC production

Einstein--audio and film

Einstein: Chauvinist?


Einstein--Gutkind letter...SOLD!

Einstein iconography--five papers

Einstein merchandise still brings bucks

Einstein relaxed

Einstein shot by Esther Bubley

Einstein: Spiritual and the scientific

Einstein, the Laskers, and chess

Einstein train...rusted and retired

Einstein was not poor

"Einstein's Big Idea"...back again

"Einstein's Mistakes"--Ohanian's book on the market

Einstein's "religious" letter...two essays

Historical event in 1942 at the University of Chicago


Johns Hopkins and Einstein--mistake?

Mozart Effect?

New Book--"Joseph Rotblat - A man of conscience in the nuclear age"

Nuclear weaponry

Philip Morrison...physicist

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington--poetic tribute


"The Mother of Nuclear Fision"

Time to re-evaluate physics

Unusual Einstein photographs

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