Monday, April 18, 2016

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Daily Life of Albert Einstein During the 1940s and 1950s

Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, among other feats. He is considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Below is a collection of 13 greatest images of Einstein captured by LIFE photographers during the 1940s and 1950s.


A seated portrait of Albert Einstein, Princeton, NJ, on his birthday, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein with Mrs. Valentine Bargmann outside his home in Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein in his home with Valentine Bargmann, Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Blind terrier Chico, 14, is petted by secretary and stepdaughter, Margot, who make up Einstein's household. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Famed scientist Albert Einstein in his study at home, 1948. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

With Albert Einstein, Cord Meyer Jr. (president of United World Federalists, Inc.) discusses Russia's attitude toward world government. Einstein thinks Russians would first oppose world government then "once they see they cannot stop it . . . they will collaborate." (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Portrait of Albert Einstein, 1947. (Al Fenn—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein, the [Institute for Advanced Study's] most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Einstein tells Robert Oppenheimer about his newest attempts to explain matter in terms of space. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein in discussion with Robert Oppenheimer in an office of the Institute for Advanced Study, 1947. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein sits alone at the Institute for Advanced Study, 1947. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein plays his beloved violin, 1941. (Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein's violin recital, 1941. (Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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