Historical | Princeton (1879 – 1955)
Regarded as the most important scientist of the twentieth century; Einstein emigrated from Germany to New Jersey in 1933, joining the Institute for Advanced Study. He lived in Princeton for 22 years until his death in 1955. Awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, Albert Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity and the ubiquitous formula E=MC². He challenged himself consistently as evidenced by his statement, “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” Universally recognized as one of the supreme intellects of all time, Einstein was named “Person of the Century” by Time Magazine in 1999.