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Einstein, a German hard rock-band formed in the past due 70s, comprised Richard Schoenherz (vocals, keyboards), Christian Kolonovits (vocals, keyboards), Johan Daansen (bass, vocals) and Harmut Pfannmueller (drums). Their music was pitched somewhere within the progressive rock and roll of Emerson, Lake And Palmer as well as the pomp AOR of Kansas or Trip, but on the data of their only album, First Concepts, released on a significant label in 1979, these were much less user-friendly songwriters and performers than some of those functions. Greeted with disdain bordering on antipathy by reviewers, the music group continued for just a few weeks after its launch. A second launch like the assistance of David Thomas (vocals), Reinhard Besser (electric guitar, keyboards, vocals), and Christian Felke (saxophone) was released later.

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Full Name Albert Einstein
Date Of Birth March 14, 1879
Died April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.75 m
Profession Mathematician, Teacher, Philosopher, Author, Theoretical Physicist
Education University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Aargau Cantonal School, Albert Einstein Gymnasium
Nationality German, American, Swiss
Spouse Elsa Einstein, Mileva Maric
Children Eduard Einstein, Lieserl Einstein, Hans Albert Einstein
Parents Hermann Einstein, Pauline Einstein
Siblings Maja Einstein
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics, Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science, Honorary degree, Copley Medal, Max Planck Medal, Franklin Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Matteucci Medal

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1 Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Historical Figure.
2 Devised the theory of relativity.
3 Mentioned in the song "Einstein A Go-Go" by "Landscape".
4 When told of a book entitled "One Hundred Authors against Einstein", he replied "Why one hundred? If I were wrong, one would have been enough.".
5 Steve Martin once wrote a stage play about a hypothetical meeting between Einstein and Picasso.
6 Said to have had parietal lobes 10% larger than would be expected for an average brain.
7 Considered himself as a loner and had very few friends during his lifetime.
8 Wrote a letter in support of the Scottsboro Nine, a group of young African-American men in Alabama who got convicted of assault and rape in what was widely seen as an unfair trial. H.G. Wells and Thomas Mann also wrote letters in support of the young men.
9 Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld co-wrote a book, of physics, titled The Evolution of Physics.
10 Walter Matthau played Einstein in the film I.Q. (1994) even though he was a half-foot taller than the famous scientist.
11 Was a Vegetarian.
12 His IQ has been estimated as falling in between 160 and 180, which would signify genius intelligence. Einstein himself never took an IQ test.
13 E=MC² was also used in the opening sequence for Twilight Zone (1959) with the caption, "A dimension of mind.".
14 In 2000, DC Comics artist Ed McGuiness often used Einstein's formula as his signature, after illustrating a full issue of "Superman: The Man of Steel".
15 Elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2007 for his services to science and history (inaugural election). Official induction ceremonies held in May 2008.
16 Is reported to have kept several sets of the same outfit in his closet so that he could simply grab an outfit without having to think about what he wanted to wear. This quirk was later given to two characters played by Jeff Goldblum: Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986) and Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park (1993). The same quirk was parodied by Jim Varney's alter ego, Ernest, in a series of films.
17 Had Asperger Syndrome but wasn't diagnosed until it was discovered by Dr Hans Asperger in the late 1940s.
18 E=mc2 is Einstein's most famous equation, and it establishes a correlation between mass and energy (c is the speed of light) for the first time -- later practically exemplified in the splitting of the atom and the inauguration of the exploration of atomic (nuclear) energy.
19 Shares a birthday with Taylor Hanson, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Michael Caine
20 Cared little for money. He once used a $1500.00 check as a bookmark and then lost the book.
21 He had two daughters with his second wife, Ilsa and Margot. He adopted them upon his marriage when they were both around twenty years old.
22 His son Eduard suffered from a severe form of depression.
23 His wife gave birth to their daughter, Lieserl, in 1902, a year before they married. They never spoke about her after 1903. It is assumed that she was adopted by a friend or family member. Some speculate that she died in 1903 from scarlet fever. Einstein never saw her.
24 Philip Glass created an "opera" in 1976 called "Einstein on the Beach", inspired in part by Einstein's theories.
25 Referenced in the song 'The Call of the Wild (Merengue)' by David Byrne on his 1989 album, "Rei Momo".
26 After his death, his brain was weighed and found to be 1.5 kg (2.64 lb). It is now preserved in a glass jar in Wichita, KS.
27 After his death, scientists kept his brain preserved and discovered a physical abnormality. His brain is still preserved in laboratories.
28 Said to be a HUGE fan of the legendary Robert Clampett cartoon series, Time for Beany (1949). It is also believed that he once ended a meeting with scientists by saying, "Pardon me, gentlemen, but it's Time for Beany!".
29 An element, Einsteinium, is named after him.
30 Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp celebrating the centennial of his birth, issued 4 March 1979.
31 Pictured on the 8¢ US postage stamp in the original issue of the Prominent Americans series, issued 14 March 1966.
32 Became a US citizen in 1940, but retained his Swiss citizenship.
33 His second wife was also his cousin.
34 Children with Maric: Lieserl (born January, 1902), Hans Albert (born May 14, 1904), Eduard (born c. 1908).
35 Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 (for his discovery of the Photoelectric Effect).
36 Was reluctant to sign autographs, and charged people a dollar before signing anything. He gave the dollars he received to charity.
37 Made a telephone call to comedian Sid Caesar, suggesting they meet to discuss the human condition. Unfortunately, the meeting never took place because Caesar thought they would have nothing to talk about.
38 Never learned how to drive a car.
39 When he left Germany in 1933, the Nazis put a price of 20,000 marks on his head.
40 Named Time magazine's Person of the Century. [December 1999]
41 He was offered the Presidency of Israel but declined, having no political or ceremonial ambitions.



Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks



World Leaders on Peace and Democracy 1939 Documentary short Himself

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Deux bombes pour une espionne 2015 Documentary Himself
De IJzeren Eeuw 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Secrets of the Universe Great Scientists in Their Own Words 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
How the Universe Works 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Theoretical Physicist
No More Funny Show! 2013 Video documentary Himself
A Crazy Leo Show 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
Evolution vs. God: Shaking the Foundations of Faith 2013 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe 2013 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
America's Book of Secrets 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Ancient Aliens 2010-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-2012 2013 Documentary Himself
The Nazi Gospels 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Science Club 2012 TV Series Himself
The Untold History of the United States 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Physicist
The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide to the Universe 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Weird or What? 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Occupy Los Angeles 2012 Documentary Himself
Thrive 2011 Documentary Himself
Nova 2008-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Funny Show: Part One 2011 Video short Himself
Through the Wormhole 2010-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Theoretical physicist / Himself
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Universe 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Theoretical physicist / Himself / Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Extreme Universe 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Theoretical physicist
Hitler's Bodyguard 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Wer hat Angst vor Wilhelm Reich? 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hitlers Angriff - Wie der zweite Weltkrieg begann 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Einstein's Phrase: Bowing Low at the Altar of Stupidity - The Blunders in the Physics Research 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Professional: Shigoto no ryûgi 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Journey to Palomar, America's First Journey Into Space 2008 Documentary Himself
Horizon 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Elvis: Return to Tupelo 2008 Video documentary Himself
Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Strangest Dream 2008 Documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
Lost Worlds 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Prophets of Science Fiction 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Neveneffecten 2006 TV Series Himself
Naked Science 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself
How William Shatner Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ritchie Boys 2004 Documentary Himself
Unsere Besten 2003 TV Series Himself - Top 10
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Naqoyqatsi 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman 2001 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tesla: Master of Lightning 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Life and Times 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Viden om 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - #8
Modern Marvels 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
On the Brink: Doomsday 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself (uncredited)
Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan 1995 Himself (uncredited)
Hitler: A Profile 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie 1995 Video documentary Himself
UFO Diaries 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The War of the Worlds: Great Books 1994 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Murphy Brown 1989 TV Series Himself / opening credits
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1989 TV Series Himself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself - Honoured at Banquet by G.B. Shaw
American Experience 1988 TV Series documentary Himself - Concerned About Bikini Test
Biography 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The Atomic Cafe 1982 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
In Search of... 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comoedia 1981 Himself
Der gelbe Stern 1981 Documentary Himself - Giving speech
Hitler, a Career 1977 Documentary Himself
Swastika 1974 Documentary Himself
I vsyo-taki ya veryu... 1974 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Double Headed Eagle: Hitler's Rise to Power 1918-1933 1973 Documentary Himself
Ben Gurion Remembers 1972 Documentary Himself
Dieu a choisi Paris 1969 Himself
Project XX 1960 TV Series documentary Himself - Scientist
Mid Century: Half Way to Where? 1950 Short documentary Himself
Crusade in Europe 1949 TV Series documentary Himself
Der ewige Jude 1940 Documentary Einstein

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1 Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
2 Before God, we are equally wise--equally foolish.
3 The eternal mystery of the universe is its comprehensibility.
4 If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
5 The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.
6 Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
7 An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
8 If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
9 There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
10 I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
11 Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
12 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
13 Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
14 The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
15 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
16 The important thing is not to stop questioning.
17 I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.
18 Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
19 [Referring to Mohandas K. Gandhi after Gandhi's assassination] Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth!
20 [Upon learning of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima] If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith!
21 Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
22 A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
23 in Life magazine, 9 January 1950] The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
24 [Quoted by Ted Morgan in the book "FDR", Simon & Schuster, 1985] I made one great mistake in my life - when I signed the letter to [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] recommending that atom bombs be made . . . but there was some justification - the danger that the Germans would make them.
25 When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
26 I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
27 I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.
28 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
29 As a young man, my fondest dream was to become a geographer. However while working in the customs office I thought deeply about the matter and concluded that it was far too difficult a subject. With some reluctance, I then turned to physics as a substitute.
30 There is a race between mankind and the universe. Mankind is trying to build bigger, better, faster, and more foolproof machines. The universe is trying to build bigger, better, and faster fools. So far the universe is winning.
31 The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
32 Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
33 The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.
34 If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
35 The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
36 I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
37 Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
38 I do not much believe in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.
39 The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
40 [giving the most practical, understandable explanation of the Theory of Relativity; how time can expand or contract] You spend 30 minutes with a beautiful girl, it seems like a moment. You spend a moment sitting on a hot stove, it seems like 30 minutes.

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