Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You know I'm right.

I love this picture of Einstein.
He's wearing his best "Refute me if you can" expression.

Too bad he could never reconcile quantum mechanics with his general and special theories of relativity.


Chavo said...

"In Einstein's day, the strong and weak forces had not yet been discovered, but he found the existence of even two distinct forces—gravity and electromagnetism—deeply troubling. Einstein did not accept that nature is founded on such an extravagant design. This launched his 30-year voyage in search of the so-called unified field theory that he hoped would show that these two forces are really manifestations of one grand underlying principle. This quixotic quest isolated Einstein from the mainstream of physics, which, understandably, was far more excited about delving into the newly emerging framework of quantum mechanics. He wrote to a friend in the early 1940s, "I have become a lonely old chap who is mainly known because he doesn't wear socks and who is exhibited as a curiosity on special occasions.""

From the Elegant Universe.

Apollo said...

He was too humble in his later years.