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Last photographs of Einstein's desk released

April 25, 2010 | Comment icon 8 comments



Image Credit: F. Schmutzer
Pictures of Albert Einstein's Princeton desk only a few hours after he died have been shown for the first time.
The working conditions of a genius, the pictures show Einstein's desk complete with piles of notes, books and papers with his pipe and inkwell perched on top. In the background his blackboard shows figures and equations he'd been working on.
Albert Einstein, the genius physicist whose theories changed our ideas of how the universe works, died 55 years ago, on April 18, 1955, of heart failure. He was 76. His funeral and cremation were intensely private affairs, and only one photographer managed to capture the events of that extraordinary day: LIFE magazine's Ralph Morse.


Source: Life.com | Comments (8)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Dark Morphling 12 years ago
Einstein was a brilliant person and it is a shame that his mind has gone to waste but I doubt that anyone would want to see the photos of his last day cause it would be kinda depressing...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Belial 12 years ago
I read somewhere that his brain was 30% bigger than normal or something, thus accounting for his powers, anyone?
Comment icon #3 Posted by the rebirth 12 years ago
I read somewhere that his brain was 30% bigger than normal or something, thus accounting for his powers, anyone? actually it was slightly smaller than average (in mass). he did however have an abnormal sylvian fissure and an abundance of glial cells. the absence of a deep sylvian fissure could have facilitated interhemispheric transmission of brain signals, and glial cells are thought to nourish surrounding neurons. his brain was more like a compact, well oiled machine. very interesting, actually. and on topic, i like how einstein had such a cluttered desk. arranging stuff is such a waste of t... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Belial 12 years ago
Yeah that was it BTT indeed, that room looks like my desk at work
Comment icon #5 Posted by REBEL 12 years ago
He once said; If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what then is an empty desk a sign? -Albi
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin 12 years ago
That picture of his desk is great. Professional disorganization from someone that is not OCD. Serious science has it's debris field.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Cristina1 12 years ago
I read somewhere that his brain was 30% bigger than normal or something, thus accounting for his powers, anyone? that's a myth, although part of his brain was more active than in an average person.
Comment icon #8 Posted by mouse888 12 years ago
Like any other office desk


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