It's All Relative

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity and the 50th anniversary of his death. Both events are being commemorated by a bid to spark fresh interest in the Nobel-prizewinning physicist, who was named TIME's Person of the Century in December 1999. "Einstein was not only a brilliant physicist, but also a lateral thinker, pacifist, cosmopolite and visionary," says Gerd Weiberg, head of Germany's Einstein Year celebrations. Here are some highlights of Einstein-related happenings around Europe:

Einstein, who was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, in 1879, lived and worked in BERLIN for 18...

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