Albert Einstein

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Journey by Starlight

August 27, 2007 -- From Ian, a parent, from Dublin, Ireland, who is affiliated with the site.

Albert 2.0 is a computer recreation of Einstein who has come back to take an imaginary journey across the universe covering everything from atoms to black holes. As a teenager Einstein imagined what the universe would look like if he could travel on a beam of light. This site is the story of that journey. Makes real science easy to understand in bite-sized chunks.

NOVA: Einstein’s Big Idea

October 19, 2005 -- From Jeannine Harvey, a reader from Virginia, who is associated with the site

Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2. In Einstein’s Big Idea, NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation.