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Daily Life of Albert Einstein (10 photos)









Albert Einstein plays his beloved violin, 1941. (Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein plays his beloved violin, 1941. (Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)





A seated portrait of Albert Einstein, Princeton, NJ, on his birthday, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

A seated portrait of Albert Einstein, Princeton, NJ, on his birthday, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein with Mrs. Valentine Bargmann outside his home in Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein with Mrs. Valentine Bargmann outside his home in Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)







Albert Einstein in his home with Valentine Bargmann, Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein in his home with Valentine Bargmann, Princeton, NJ, March 14, 1953. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Blind terrier Chico, 14, is petted by secretary and stepdaughter, Margot, who make up Einstein’s household. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Blind terrier Chico, 14, is petted by secretary and stepdaughter, Margot, who make up Einstein’s household. (Esther Bubley—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Famed scientist Albert Einstein in his study at home, 1948. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Famed scientist Albert Einstein in his study at home, 1948. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

With Albert Einstein, Cord Meyer Jr. (president of United World Federalists, Inc.) discusses Russia’s attitude toward world government. Einstein thinks Russians would first oppose world government then “once they see they cannot stop it . . . they will collaborate.” (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

With Albert Einstein, Cord Meyer Jr. (president of United World Federalists, Inc.) Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

Portrait of Albert Einstein, 1947. (Al Fenn—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Portrait of Albert Einstein, 1947. (Al Fenn—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein, the [Institute for Advanced Study’s] most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Albert Einstein, the [Institute for Advanced Study’s] most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Einstein tells Robert Oppenheimer about his newest attempts to explain matter in terms of space. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)