Saturday, January 29, 2005

Where would we be without Einstein?

Although I majored in English, I've always been a bit of geek at heart. One of my favourite classes in first year University was Physics. Our text was "Physics for Poets" and it was a great and fascinating look at the history of physics, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century.

That's why this year's 100th anniversary of some of Albert Eintsein's greatest work is interesting to me. And if more people think about it, they'll realize why it's important to them too. The world would be a different place if not for Einstein. He was one of the last century's most influential thinkers, and perhaps one of the most influential of all time.

There are a lot of places on the Web where you can find out more about Mr. Einstein, but this Wired magazine article is a great place to start. It's a fascinating look at one of the most amazing periods in science.

Check it out, fellow geeks.

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