Home > Mathematician of the Week Archive Detail

<< Prev 11/6/2005 Next >>


My early education included violin lessons and lessons on Judaism.

I developed one of my famous theories while working at a patent office in Bern, Switzerland.

I won the Nobel Prize in 1921, but not for my most famous theory.

In 1919, the London Times wrote the following headline about my work: "Revolution in science - New theory of the Universe - Newtonian ideas overthrown."

Although few people understand my theories on relativity, almost everyone has heard of me.

Answer: Albert Einstein, 1879-1955