“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein in a letter to his son Eduard, 1930
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) is acclaimed as one of the greatest and smartest scientists of all time. Einstein is famous for a number of reasons including two theories of relativity, and The Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), but perhaps his most well known accomplishment is a very simple mathematical equation: e=mc^2. This is probably the most famous math equation ever written (except maybe 2+2=4); it is extremely simple to understand, yet the implications of it led directly to the atomic bomb and nuclear power.