Pictures of Albert Einstein

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Photographs of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein and Marie Curie
Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. American Institute of Physics, Getty Images

Albert Einstein is one of the most famous and recognizable figures in all of history, especially in the realm of science. He is a pop culture icon, and here are some pictures - some of them classics, especially popular for decorating college dorm rooms - which feature Doctor Einstein.

This photograph shows Dr. Einstein with Marie Curie. Madame Curie won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for her radioactivity research and also the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the radioactive elements radium and polonium.

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Picture of Albert Einstein from 1905

A picture of Albert Einstein when he worked in the patent office, in 1905. Public Domain

Einstein is particularly famous for the mass-energy equation, E=mc2. He described relationships between space, time, and gravity and proposed theories on relativity.

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Classic Photograph of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, 1921. Public Domain
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Albert Einstein Riding his Bicycle in Santa Barbara

A photograph of Albert Einstein riding his bicycle in Santa Barbara. public domain
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Headshot of Albert Einstein

A photograph of Albert Einstein. Public Domain

 This photograph may be the most famous picture of Albert Einstein.

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Albert Einstein Memorial

The Einstein Memorial at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C. Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Sept. 2009

In Washington, D.C., just a few blocks away from the Lincoln Memorial is the National Academy of Sciences building. Located in a small grove nearby is this touching Memorial to Albert Einstein. If I lived in or near Washington, I think this would be one of my favorite spots to sit and think. Even though you're only a few blocks away from a very busy street, you feel as if you're very secluded.

The statue is sitting on a stone bench, which is inscribed with three powerful quotes by Albert Einstein:

As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.
Joy and amazement of the beauty and grandeur of this world of which man can just form a faint notion ...
The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.

On the ground beneath the bench is a circular region that is a celestial map, with metal studs indicating the positions in the sky of various planets and stars.

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Miniature of Einstein from a South Korean Science Museum

A picture of a miniature statue of Einstein standing in front of a chalk board, from a Seoul, South Korea, science museum. The picture was taken on July 1, 2005. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A picture of a miniature statue of Einstein standing in front of a chalk board, from a Seoul, South Korea, science museum. The picture was taken on July 1, 2005.

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Einstein's Wax Figure at Madame Tussaud's

The wax figure of Albert Einstein from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York City. (August 8, 2001). Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

 Edited by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.