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Happy Birthday, Einstein. But What Have You Done For Me Lately? Everything.

Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of all time, was born on this day in 1879 in the village of Ulm, located in the southwestern corner of the German Empire. 

Einstein spent 20 years teaching at Princeton University, where his birthday will be celebrated today, along with math teachers’ favorite holiday, Pi Day, since, by coincidence, today is 3/14. At Princeton the day’s festivities will involve pie eating, the recitation of many decimal digits as well as Einstein look-alike contests. 

That’s all good fun. Yet here at Big Think we are celebrating Einstein’s birthday in a different way. In the video below, Dr. Michio Kaku describes Einstein’s legacy in less than one minute. 

Watch the video here:


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