Person Of The Century

He was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic cliche in a thousand films. Instantly recognizable, like Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, Albert Einstein's shaggy-haired visage was as familiar to ordinary people as to the matrons who fluttered about him in salons from Berlin to Hollywood.

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Einstein Rides Shotgun

In April 1955 pathologist Thomas Harvey performed an autopsy at Princeton (N.J.) Hospital on the cadaver of Albert Einstein. After determining that Einstein...

Books: Einstein Rides Shotgun

In April 1955 pathologist Thomas Harvey performed an autopsy at Princeton (N.J.) Hospital on the cadaver of Albert Einstein. After determining that Einstein died...

THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Re-enter Einstein

Professor Albert Einstein, famed Jewish author of the relativity theory, accepted an invitation from the Council of the League of Nations to become once more...

Science: Einstein at a Loss?

More than three years ago, Albert Einstein announced (in the third edition of his book, The Meaning of Relativity) that he had developed an overall theory to...

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People of the Century

TIME has profiled those individuals who — for better or worse — most influenced the last 100 years. They are considered in five fields of endeavor, culminating...

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