Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)
Albert Einstein has perhaps cemented himself as a legend in the sands of history. Scientists understand his contributions to their world and wonderers, wanderers and thinkers alike recognize his contributions to our culture as a whole. However, when he was alive he was often viewed by media and the world at large as just another odd ball scientist. That is, until he unveiled his Theory of Relativity.
Known for being color blind and dressing funky, known for the wild hair and "crazy" eyes and mustache; it's a good thing Scientists do not have to be remembered or even revered for their fashion or senses of style.
In this video we get an in depth look at Einstein's life and work. PBS does a good job of bringing you the man, the myth and a little bit of the legend to your viewing screen. The title of the video is fitting, as we know Einstein is a house hold name because of his contributions to Science and his perceptably odd point of view on life, art, science and the world.
What i love about Einstein is a lot of his philosophical stances just as much as his contributions to science. After all, it is a man's philosophy that underlines his actions and his work. Enjoy!
BONUS: Click here for a more in-depth look at the field of Quantum Physics and Albert Einstein's contribution to that scientific mode of discovery and it's application.
Albert Einstein- How I See the World