Happy birthday, ! The man who brought us the equation , special relativity, the quantum theory of light and, consequently, changed the way we see the universe would have turned 127 today.
"Why is it that nobody understands me," Einstein once asked, "and everybody likes me?" When a 26-year-old patent designer must apologize to Newton because he has reworked the modern understanding of the laws of physics—in five weeks—well, the accomplishment may not be immediately grasped, but it makes for a most appreciated mind. Einstein, we like you for your brain, your humility and how you shed great light on our physical universe.—Tyghe Trimble
Einstein as a patent officer in his 20s.