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Einstein's desk gets spruced up for return visit to Berlin
Friday, April 22, 2005

Considering the world-changing ideas that Albert Einstein hatched over the decades at the small wooden desk in his home, there's not a thing about it that's highfalutin.

Ink globs, nicks, gouges and dribbles of sealing wax mark the top of the desk _ really a table probably made by a 17th- or 18th-century craftsman in the German or Swiss countryside. A wooden rail around the bottom is worn in places where Einstein's feet rested as his brain conjured up the theories that radically altered our view of the universe.

But because of its famous owner, the humble work station from Einstein's study in Princeton, N.J., is getting the star treatment at a secret, high-security location in Philadelphia for a German exhibition on the centennial of Einstein's "miracle year."
Full story from Newsday.com.

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Einstein A to Z * Karen C. Fox and Aries Keck
Wiley publishing * Publication date: August 2004 * ISBN: 0-471-46674-3 * $17.95 paperback * 300 pp