Einstein Exhibit: World Fame IIEinstein Exhibit -- World Fame II

"Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head because I have not answered the old ones."

Announcement of the eclipse results caused a sensation, and not only among scientists. It brought home to the public a transformation of physics, by Einstein and others, that was overturning established views of time, space, matter, and energy. Einstein became the world's symbol of the new physics. Some journalists took a perverse delight in exaggerating the incomprehensibility of his theory, claiming that only a genius could understand it. More serious thinkers -- philosophers, artists, ordinary educated and curious people -- took the trouble to study the new concepts. These people too chose Einstein as a symbol for thought at its highest.

"I have become rather like King Midas, except that
everything turns not into gold but into a circus."

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Einstein and Elsa
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Einstein and Elsa with Hopi people at Grand Canyon, Arizona
Touring in car

With his second wife, Elsa, Einstein toured the US in 1921 like a celebrity. His name and face became familiar even in cartoons and advertisements.
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