Albert Einstein (1879- 1955) was just one of many physicists who benefited from the experiments and insights of the generation of J.J. Thomson and his peers. Einstein's contributions in the areas of quantum physics and relativity theory depended crucially on the work of these earlier physicists.

Visit AIP's WWW exhibit on Albert Einstein.

NARA, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

1997- American Institute of Physics