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Topic: Einstein, physics and fascination
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Einstein, physics and fascination
Asked to name a famous scientist, most of us would unhesitatingly say ‘Albert Einstein’. He is the face of twentieth-century science, with his familiar mane of white hair and moustache. But few of us can understand his physics, so why did he become a modern icon? A hundred years ago, the young Albert Einstein published a series of papers that were to change the world of physics. This topic sets the scene for the ‘miraculous year’ that made his name in science and sketches his impact on physics through to today. We look at how Einstein’s fame spread far beyond the scientific community, and our need for a friendly face to represent the obscure.
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Topic section: The young Einstein
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There are many legends surrounding Einstein’s life. What we can agree on is the fundamental importance of his early work.  > more

Topic section: The master of physics
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Einstein’s work is often portrayed in terms of unique discoveries. But other scientists helped to make a new picture of our universe, and continue the work today.  > more

Topic section 3: Icon of the incomprehensible
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Einstein’s fame was not just the result of his work. His skills at influencing the media and his distinctive features made him the figurehead of physics.  > more
 
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