Marie Benedict became intrigued with Albert Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Mari?, while helping her son write a report on a kids’ book about the creator of the world’s most famous equation. A line in Who Was Albert Einstein? about how Mari? had also been a physicist inspired Benedict to do more research, which led her to the debate among scientists about what role Einstein’s wife might have played in the development of the theory of relativity.
He's synonymous with genius, but Albert Einstein is also best known for what is easily the world's most famous equation, E=mc². But did you know that it's actually a shortened version of a longer equation? More »
Maria Popova spotlights a 1915 letter from Albert Einstein to his 11-year-old son, who was living with his mother (Einstein’s estranged wife, Mileva) in Vienna while the physicist worked in Berlin: My dear Albert, Yesterday I receiv...
Children will love this comic book on Albert Einstein — a kid with awesome hair who dared to see things differently.
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