Albert Einstein, b. 1879, d. 1955.

Considered by many to be the greatest scientist of the 20th century, being named by Time magazine as "Man of the Century".

A physicist, he won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect (1905), which explained how a photon causes an electron to be emitted from a metallic surface when illuminated by light, by postulating that photons are discrete "quanta" of energy.

He also devised the Theory of Special Relativity (1905), which deals with the perception of time and distance between observers in different frames of reference that are moving relative to each other, and postulated that the speed of light is the same in all frames of reference.

Later he expanded this into the Theory of General Relativity (1907), which explains the force of gravity as a geometric warping of space-time and treats acceleration and gravity as equivalent forces acting on matter.

Born a Jew in Germany, he came to America just prior to the Nazi's rise to power (1932), and never returned to his homeland.

He spent the last years of his life attempting to combine the fundamental forces into a single unified field theory, but without success.

Ironically, his name is used as a derogatory term for persons who proclaim something obvious or who do something especially stupid.
Well he's bright, but he's no Einstein.

That was a really smart move, Einstein!
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Really really smart guy. Came up with the theory of relativity and the equation e = mc^2, which basically means that mass and energy are fundamentally related. Can also be used to describe someone who is really smart.
That guy got an A in Algorithms with prof. Brady! What an Einstein!
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Name of one of the most brilliant men of the 20th century, used ironically to express the opposite of intelligence.
You can't tie your shoelaces and chew gum at the same time, can you, Einstein?
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1. Wow! You must be Einstein!
2. You forgot the keys, Einstein.
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Refers to a joke which becomes much less funny if it requires an explanation.

Farcically derived from a nonsense situation whereby Einstein and his assistant at the time have just finished explaining, in great depth, the workings of hie great Theory of Relativity. Upon finishing the lecture, the gathered scientists and philosophers look a little non-plussed an tentatively applaud Einstein for his great work . . . though really they don't quite understand it. Whilst accepting the applause graciously, Einstein turns to his assistant, who happens to be chuckling, and mutters "See, I told you, it's nowhere near as funny when you have to explain it (!)"

First credit for this original word/concept must be given to Ian James Hay, for it was his peculiar mind that created it :)
British word-play and some puns lose they're humour when they're translated and/or explained to a foreigner; therefore they're einsteinisms.
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*Full Name : Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was an intelligent man who theorized many scientific fields that we, to this day, are continuing to research. He is generally credited for developing the theory of relativity, and is perhaps the father of the nuclear age.

*A name used to relay something obvious toward one who seems to not have the common knowledge.
"Don't worry about your troubles with math, for mine are much more difficult than yours."
-Albert Einstein

"Hey Einstein that was a civilian! *slaps him upside the back of the head*"
-a soldier
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