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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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View Resource Galileo and Einstein Home Page

These lecture notes from Michael Fowler, Physics professor at University of Virginia, explore "two revolutions in our perception of the universe," the impacts of Galileo and then Einstein on our understanding of physics. The 27 lectures included here may be a useful supplement and teaching aid for educators. The lectures begin with the early Greeks and follow the progress of scientific thought...

http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/
View Resource Einstein

From the American Museum of Natural History comes the online exhibit on the life and legacy of Albert Einstein. Students (who should probably be at least of high school age) can learn about Einstein's revolutionary thinking; his work with light, time, energy, and gravity; his thoughts on peace and war, on being a global citizen, and his legacy according to the museum. Although fairly brief, the...

https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein
View Resource Einstein Archives Online

Officially released on the Web last week, this impressive digital archive features the writings, scholarship, and thoughts of Albert Einstein, one of the 20th century's greatest scientists. The site allows visitors to view and browse 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein's writings, ranging from his travel diaries (many of which are in German) to his published and unpublished scholarly...

http://www.alberteinstein.info/
View Resource Spacetime Wrinkles

The Spacetime Wrinkles Web site, chronicling the life and legacy of Albert Einstein, is provided by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Visitors can learn who Einstein was, what gravity is, where black holes lurk, and much more. The multimedia offerings of the site include movies by University of Illinois staff describing various phenomena and animations of wormholes, black holes,...

http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/Cyberia/NumRel/NumRelHome.h...
View Resource World Year of Physics 2005: Einstein in the 21st Century

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics declared 2005 as the World Year of Physics, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the year in which Einstein published three very influential physics papers. The United States physics community created this website to promote "plans to bring the excitement of physics to the public and inspire a new generation of scientists." Educators and...

http://www.physics2005.org/
View Resource Einstein Year 2005

Einstein Year marks the centenary of the three papers that Albert Einstein published in 1905, which of course, included the paper on photoelectric effect that led to his Nobel Prize in Physics. The primary aim of Einstein Year is "to enthuse young people, and those who influence them, about physics, whilst building a sustainable increase in public awareness of physics and its role in society." On...

http://www.physics2005.org
View Resource NOVA: Einstein's Big Idea

It is hard to overestimate the importance of Albert Einstein's equation, "Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared." A recent special from NOVA explores many different facets of the lasting and pervasive effects of this revolutionary statement. The website was developed to provide a host of complementary resources to the actual television program, and as such, anyone with even a trace...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/einstein-big-idea.html
View Resource Happy 100th Birthday E=mc²

Einstein's E=mc² inspires ballet http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4145797.stm Rampart Dance Company: Constant Speed http://www.rambert.org.uk/index.html American Museum of Natural History: Einstein http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein/ Albert Einstein Biography http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html Einstein’s Big...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/1125