Questions tagged [albert-einstein]

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955). Theoretical Physicist known popularly for his profound intelligence. Einstein is responsible for, among other things: The Theory of Relativity and The Photoelectric Effect, which revolutionized modern physics.

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Did Albert Einstein sleep 10-11 hours daily?

I heard many times that Albert Einstein needed a lot of sleep. For example, this BBC article claims that he typically needed eleven hours of sleep: People's sleep needs can differ significantly. ...
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Did Einstein say “if you can't explain it simply you don't understand it well enough”?

A very popular quote attributed to Albert Einstein but did he really say it? If so, what is the original document containing the original explanation of it?
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Did Einstein as a student debate with his professor about God and Evil?

There has been numerous videos online claiming that Einstein as a student had a debate with an atheist professor about God. I read the text version of this story in forums and via hearsay, but I just ...
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Did Einstein say the “if you judge a fish” quote that many are attributing to him?

The quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” I'm just not confident that this is ...
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Did Einstein ever remark on compound interest?

In personal finance articles I frequently find quotes injected to attribute some further relevance to one's position. Over the years, I've read Einstein quoted as saying that 'compound interest was ...
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Einstein: “Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”

This quote is attributed to Einstein. Did he say it?
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Did Einstein say “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

The following quotation is commonly attributed to Albert Einstein: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." However, I've been unable to ...
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Did Albert Einstein never learn to drive?

Many websites make the claim that Albert Einstein never learned to drive. For example, this website claims: Did Albert Einstein have a car? Albert Einstein had no car of his own and he also never ...