So You Think You Know: Albert Einstein


It is a popular misconception that Albert Einstein, the brain behind the theory of relativity and the father of modern physics, flunked math as a child. In fact, this myth originated with an issue of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not titled “Greatest living mathematician failed in mathematics.” There were actually two inaccuracies in that title: A) Einstein was a physicist, not a mathematician, and B) he … [Read more...]