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Monday, June 21, 2010

A Relatively Great Day in Bern


Monday's travels took us to Bern where we saw the Swiss center of government, a beautiful natural history museum and the birthplace of Einstein's groundbreaking contributions to physics. In 1905 Albert Einstein was working as a patent examiner in Bern and before the year was out he published papers on what became known as the "special theory of relativity", the photoelectric effect, "Brownian motion" of molecules and the notion of the equivalence of mass and energy as expressed by the famous equation E=mc2. His ability to explain the principles of puzzling quantitative observations through thought experiments is a monumental testament to the power of design thinking.

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