It's All Relative

DAVID BEBBER

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: A BMX biker performs the "Einstein Flip" over an Albert lookalike at London's Science Museum

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 magazine'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...

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