Albert Einstein's name, expressive face, and mane of wild white hair have become synonymous with "eccentric genius." Which he really was.
Illustration by Jean-Leon Huens, National Geographic
to soak up.
(1879-1955) American (German-born) physicist.
set of fundamental freedoms guaranteed to all individuals, such as participation in the political system, ability to own property, and due process and equal protection under the law.
set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
negatively charged subatomic particle.
to give off or send out.
mathematical statement of the equality of two sets of numbers or values.
to develop a theory or idea.
very intelligent person.
physical force by which objects attract, or pull toward, each other.
having to do with relief, aid, or other support to people in need.
based in instinct, not learned or experienced.
force by which objects attract or repel one another.
measure of the amount of matter in a physical object.
(1919-1945) (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) having to do with the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
one of five awards established by the Swedish businessman Alfred Nobel in 1901. Nobel Prizes are awarded in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.
person who travels by walking.
phenomenon in which electrons are emitted by an atom as it absorbs energy from light.
study of the physical processes of the universe, especially the interaction of matter and energy.
important or standing out.
to take action to prevent injury or attack.
person who supports greater community control of the production and distribution of goods and services.
having to do only with theories or models, not practical application.
bowed string instrument.