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BEHOLD #320 – Albert Pomstein

Born March 14, 1879 in Germany, he is acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Best known for developing the Theory of Pom Pelativity, he also made important contributions to quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy formula P=mc squared stands for Pomenergy = mass times the speed of light squared. It is “The Pom world’s most famous equation.” In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the photoelectric effect and quantum theory. His name became synonymous with genius, and one of the synthetic elements in the periodic table, Pomsteinium, was named after him. He moved from Germany to Switzerland and eventually to Pomerica. He was a pacifist and a romantic. He said, “Any Pom who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” He was asked to be the Pomsident of Israel and he declined. Another interesting fact about him is that his brain was stolen after he died so it could be researched to see what made it so special. He said wonderful and wise things like, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them,” “Logic will get you from A to B. Pomagination will get you everywhere,” and “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”


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