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Albert Einstein
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Years covered: 1933

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(born Mar-14-1879, died Apr-18-1955, 76 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Albert Einstein, born March 14, 1879, was a theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. He proposed the Special and General Theories of Relativity, which greatly advanced humankind's understanding of the universe. He also made major contributions to the development of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and cosmology. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

Einstein had an interest in chess. In 1936, he told a reporter that he played chess as a boy. In 1927 Einstein met Emanuel Lasker in Berlin, and they became good friends. Einstein called Lasker "a Renaissance man."

In 1931 a pamphlet was written called "One Hundred Authors Against Einstein." One of the authors was Emanuel Lasker. Lasker thought Einstein's theory of relativity was wrong and that the speed of light was limited due to particles in space. Lasker did not think there was a perfect vacuum.

Einstein is quoted as saying: "Chess grips its exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom and independence of even the strongest character cannot remain unaffected."

See "Einstein and Chess" by Bill Wall

Wikipedia article: Albert Einstein

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1. Einstein vs Oppenheimer 1-0241933Princeton USAC70 Ruy Lopez

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  whiteshark: "The World is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

-- Albert Einstein

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  TheFocus: <Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer> - Albert Einstein.
May-01-15  Jambow: Read the book <"In search of Schrodinger's cat"> several years ago.

I was quite impressed with the historical outline of science it contained and the logical flow of it. Then the author broached the subject of quantum mechanics, uncertainty principal etc... and of course the infamous feline analogy. Everything up until that point could be calculated with math, comprehended with logic, observed in nature and confirmed by experimentation etc... You know science.

Then he invoked some new mystery math that operated apart from the norm and gave no real explanation only that really smart people got it but no understanding was needed and we should just accept it? Even used chess and how the pieces move, not really as an example just an abstract statement. In the end things operate different and have faith?

What started out well reasoned and intelligent became convoluted and unintelligible in an instant. I guess we weren't supposed to notice that the Ferrari was suddenly replaced with a Pinto? I don't think the author even understood the uncertainty principal and thought it just meant he was uncertain?

I felt like I was following a great chess game and then they went no no now the pieces and the rules don't matter black just wins...


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  thegoodanarchist: No mention of the photoelectric effect in the bio. That is disappointing.
May-02-15  john barleycorn: <thegoodanarchist: No mention of the photoelectric effect in the bio. ...>

<He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. > from his bio above. Last sentence in the first paragraph.

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  offramp: Why is there no mention of Orgone or Oahspe is his bio? And didn't he write a sequel to <The Story of the Vivian Girls>?
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  thegoodanarchist: <JB> wow, I totally missed that. No more late night reading for me.
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  MissScarlett: <Once a journalist for the BBC came to Einstein to take an interview. He said, "Wait Wait ..." - he was solving some chess problem. And the journalist asks: "How, Professor, do you find time for chess?" Einstein looked at him and said, "Young man, do you find the time to train the muscles of the body, hands, feet, and do not find time to train the muscles of the head. The only way to train the muscles of the head - a game of chess.">

Caveat lector.

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  WannaBe: You da man!!!

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  TheFocus: Sir, I would like to know your theories about my relatives.

Happy birthday, Al.

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  WannaBe: I have faith in you, big guy!!

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  WannaBe: "Catch a wave, and you're sitting on top of the world!"

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  whiteshark: 'Meet'<Einstein>:
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  WannaBe: "Women Always Worry about the things that Men Forget; Men Always Worry about the things Women Remember". -- A. Einstein
Feb-09-17  Knight13: <"Women Always Worry about the things that Men Forget; Men Always Worry about the things Women Remember". -- A. Einstein> Reminds me of British suffrage. The working-class British men over 21 got the right to vote after the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Too many men had fought and died in WWI without the right to vote. Their deaths and service shouldn't have been for nothing, and so it was only reasonable to grant them the right to vote. Women over 30 who held property rights also got the right to vote in the Act (men who owned property already had the right to vote). Since young women were denied the privilege of being sent to distant 5-star hotels known as the trenches during WWI, they couldn't get it in 1918. And so they worried that men might forget about their right to vote, and men began to worry that women may remember something something bad something something, and so they were granted the right to vote in 1928. Hahaha....?
Sep-02-17  dusanydes: Einstein - Sell
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Sep-02-17  dusanydes: i cant find it at others but it looks credibly
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  whiteshark: Nuclear power is one D Hell of a way to boil water.

-- Albert Einstein

Oct-01-17  Howard: Whiteshark, isn't that like the old joke of trying to get rid of mosquitos using.....a flamethrower!?
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  WannaBe: You are still the man! Century later, you are still correct.

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  Marmot PFL: USA - leading the world in gun homicides and Nobel prizes.
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  whiteshark: <Our entire> much-praised technological progress, and <civilization> generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a <pathological criminal>.

-- Albert Einstein

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  zborris8: "The outside world is a projection, you put it there. It is not happening out there, it is happening inside your head...we can take this huge universe and put it inside a very tiny head. We fold it, make an image, and then project it out."

-Dr. Rodolfo Llinas, neuroscientist.

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  morfishine: Einstein's hair looks like he just witnessed a nuclear blast

In any case, his bio is woefully lacking (for a person with a mountain of accomplishments)

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