Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am

Albert Einstein can safely be described as one of the megastars of the 20th century. Most will know him for his 1905 smash hit E=MC^2 although his catalogue of successes ranges much wider than this alone.

Both popularly and critically acclaimed, Einstein wowed audiences with a double whammy, developing not just the General Theory of Relativity but also his next big hit, the Special Theory of Relativity.

And now, between April 18 until the end of August, his legacy will be brought to Hong Kong for an exhibition titled 'Albert Einstein (1879-1955)'. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Hong Kong Science Museum will display more than 200 original artefacts from Einstein's life and times, as well as replicas of documents and photos used by Einstein. There will also be animations to explain his theories and interactive installations to demonstrate his ideas. A cosmological theatre will take guests into the world of Einstein precisely as he intended his work to be enjoyed: in a darkened room on the Kowloon peninsula.

The exhibition aims to contextualise Einstein's life and times, as well as explain the ways in which his work had an effect on modern technology. On show will be the complete range of Einstein's works, from the well-known crowd pleasers to lesser-known B-sides such as his interpretation of the photoelectric effect. Rock on.