CREATORCenter for History of Physics
TITLEAlbert Einstein: Image and Impact
DATE ACCESSED17 February 2017

This website provides an overview of the life and work of physicist Albert Einstein, describing the many contributions he made to mathematics and science, as well as illustrating his commitment to peace and social justice. A part of the website called Nuclear Age, the overview begins in the late 1880s and ends with his death in 1955. Among the items discussed on the site are the two letters, written in 1939 and 1940, that Einstein sent to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning him of the possibility that the Nazis could create an atomic bomb. In addition, Einstein’s post-World War II work as chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists and his efforts on behalf of nuclear disarmament and peace are described. Photographs and two sound clips of Einstein talking about nuclear weapons and world peace are included on the site, as well as many Einstein quotations. The website was created by the Center for History of Physics, a part of the American Institute of Physics, which hosts the website.

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