Special Presentation: Albert Einstein: Rock Star with Stephen Rosen
In honor of Einstein's 140th birthday, a lightheartedly scientific look at his life and legacy.
"To punish me for my contempt for authority, the Fates made me an authority," said Albert Einstein. During his lifetime, his brilliant discoveries and quirky public image - involving both mind-bending new realities and strong humanitarian social criticism - made Einstein not only an authority, but also an unexpected icon. Since his death in 1955, his popularity has only increased. Physicist and playwright Stephen Rosen uses science, slides, songs - and socks - to show why Einstein is a rock star.
Stephen Rosen, a physicist who learned relativity from Professor Banesh Hoffmann (a colleague, co-author, and friend of Einstein's) is currently developing Einstein: The Musical.