Friday, March 13, 2009

This Day in History: Albert Einstein

Arguably one of the smartest people in history, Albert Einstein never actually graduated from high school! This genius is remembered tomorrow on his birth anniversary (1879) for his significant contributions to science. From the theory of relativity to the famous formula "e=mc²," Einstein changed the way that physics was studied.

This Nobel Prize winner led a fascinating life, which can be explored through these sources from the NCC Libraries. For more information about Einstein's theories and other concepts in physics, visit the Access Science database.

Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
QC 16 .E5 I7 2007 Stacks (also available as an audiobook)

Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity
by Jeffrey Crelinsten
QC 173.585 .C74 2006 Stacks

Einstein's Big Idea [DVD]
by David Bodanis
QC 73.8 .C6 2005 Media Tower

Relativity: The Special and General Theory
by Albert Einstein
E-BOOK (Online)

Einstein's Dreams
by Alan P. Lightman
PS 3562 .I45397 E38 1993 Stacks, Main and Monroe

The Universe and Dr. Einstein
by Lincoln Kinnear Barnett
QC 6 .B33 1957 Stacks

Photo credit:

"Einstein, Albert." Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005. Credo Reference. 06 March 2009

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