Treatment FOCUS: Einstein's Globe
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) solved a key puzzle for physicists in 1915 with his celebrated theory of relativity, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, and, most significantly, fundamentally changed our understanding of space and time. Recognized world-wide as a great scientist, Einstein received luminaries from all spheres of the world stage—science, politics, entertainment, and more—at his home in Princeton, NJ, where he had moved after fleeing Germany and the rising Nazi government in 1933. During his years in Princeton, he also became an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament and world peace, while continuing his work as a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Despite his celebrity status, Einstein managed (for the most part) to enjoy a quiet life in Princeton. He would usually walk the one mile from his house to his office at the Institute, and when he was not immersed in his studies, he liked to play the violin, go sailing, and take walks in the nearby countryside.