”A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Albert Einstein is one of the most famous scientists of all time. He is best known for his Theory of Relativity and his work on quantum mechanics. But there’s much more to this fascinating man than just his scientific achievements. Einstein was a philosopher, a humanitarian, and a lover of life.
Born in Ulm, Germany, on March 14, 1879 Einstein was a brilliant student, though he was often bored in school and was more interested in daydreaming and exploring his own interests. He eventually left school and pursued his own education, focusing on mathematics and physics. In 1905, he published four groundbreaking papers, which launched his career as one of the world’s leading physicists. Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his work on the Photoelectric Effect.
In addition to his scientific achievements, Einstein was also a passionate humanitarian. He advocated for nuclear disarmament, civil rights, and international cooperation. Einstein also had a passion for life. He was an avid musician, playing the violin and the piano. When stuck on a particularly difficult problem, he’d play violin until the solution would simply come to him.
We can all learn from Albert Einstein’s life. His words of wisdom and his stellar life can inspire us to reach our own potential. May his legacy live on.
Albert Einstein portrait bust
I have sculpted a life–sized bust of Albert Einstein not out of my interest in physics or mathematics, but out of my admiration for those who think differently. Those who stand out from the crowd and work hard to develop their own ways of doing things. The misfits, the round pegs in the square holes and the hard workers. Through creating this sculpture, I have had the privilege of delving into Einstein‘s life and achievements and translating his intelligence, wit and wisdom into one work of art.